HMRC has warned tax credits claimants should be alert to potential scams.
Visit GOV.UK for HMRC’s scams checklist to find out how to report scams and for information on how to recognise genuine HMRC contacts https://www.gov.uk/guidance/identify-hmrc-related-scam-phone-calls-emails-and-text-messages
In the year to 30 April 2021, HMRC responded to more than 1,154,300 referrals of suspicious contact from the public. In the same period, it worked with telecoms companies and Ofcom to remove more than 3,000 malicious telephone numbers, and with internet service providers to take down more than 15,700 malicious web pages. HMRC responded to 443,033 of phone scams in total, up 135% on the previous year.
You have until 31 July to notify HMRC of any change in circumstances that could affect your tax credit claims. You can renew online https://www.gov.uk/manage-your-tax-credits or via the HMRC app https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-official-hmrc-app/the-free-hmrc-app