Opportunistic fraudsters have been posing as officials from HMRC offering tax refunds in light of coronavirus.
It follows a scam that began earlier in the month which saw criminals pretending to be from the World Health Organisation to trick people out of their money.
We are urging all clients to be careful, avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails, and contact us if they have any concerns.
Jon Harvey, Head of Fraud at Coutts, says, “With people feeling particularly anxious about their jobs or their businesses right now, they are more vulnerable to these sorts of scams. And fraudsters are well aware of that. So please be vigilant, take all necessary precautions and, if you think you’ve been targeted, tell us immediately."