VAT scam warning

THE FUW is warning members and rural businesses not to respond to a scam letter issued by “UK Data Control” asking for details of missing VAT numbers. The letter looks like an official Government document asking for confirmation of VAT numbers and other business details. However, the small print within the letter confirms that by signing and returning the form the signatory is agreeing to pay £790 annually for their details to be published on a website. FUW president Glyn Roberts said: “This letter has been made to look like an official Government communication which could easily trick many farmers and rural business owners into providing their details.” Any farmer unsure of a letter should contact their local trading standards office or Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06 or a Welsh line on 03454 04 05 05.

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