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Crime and security (fraud)

House of Commons passes Economic Crime Bill

Legislation would create a register of overseas company owners.

HMRC chases £1bn in false furlough claims

Furlough fraud was previously thought to be £3.5bn.

Fifteen times more online scams stamped out last year

Many of these claimed to be from HMRC.

SEISS scam email circulating online

Spelling mistakes give the fake document away.

HMRC cracks down on misleading tax avoidance schemes

New campaign aims to protect people from false advertising.

HMRC warns self-assessment customers about scammers

500,000 referrals from the public offered fraudulent tax rebates.

10 coronavirus scams to watch out for

UK Finance urges people to be on their guard as scams increase during the pandemic.

10 coronavirus scams to be wary of

UK Finance urges people to be on their guard.

COVID-19 scam offers fake business grants

Fraudsters target retail, hospitality and leisure firms.

HMRC goes for recovery powers on COVID-19 grants

Two-week consultation to amend Finance Bill 2019-21 to close tomorrow.