Government response

Fraud and scam emails or letters claiming to be from HM Treasury

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Recent scam correspondence have cited HM Treasury or claimed to be working on behalf of the HM Treasury.

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Mass-marketing fraud, when you receive uninvited contact by email, phone or letter to con you out of money, is a multi-million pound industry and new scams are emerging all the time.

Fraudsters often use the names of genuine people and organisations to make their deceptions seem more credible. Recent examples of scam correspondence have cited HM Treasury or Cabinet Office ministers or have claimed to be working on behalf of the HM Treasury.

HM Treasury and its agencies will never contact you asking for money or personal details.

There are also a number of scams from people claiming to work on behalf of HM Revenue and Customs. For further information please visit the HMRC website.

Published 28 October 2013
Last updated 30 July 2014 + show all updates
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