Treasury written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Jim Dobbin Jim Dobbin Labour, Heywood and Middleton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of fraudulent websites mimicking HM Revenue and Customs tax return services; and whether HM Revenue and Customs has any procedure for making the public aware of potential scams.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

HMRC takes customer confidence in their online services very seriously. Ministers have asked a cross-government group, at which HMRC is a participant, to work with industry experts to mitigate the risks posed by copycat websites to our customers.

HMRC's extensive online services are best accessed by typing this address directly into an internet browser.

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