Scam emails asking for personal details often pretend to be from government departments, such as HMRC and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), asking for personal details.
The government generally doesn't send emails in this way. If you get an email asking you to click a link or asking for personal details, just delete it or ignore it. It’s almost certainly a scam.
If it’s a government department, such as HMRC or DWP, search online for contact details or look on any official correspondence you have received.
Be careful when taking or receiving unexpected calls, emails and text messages.
Be aware that your bank will never ask you to reveal your full PIN or password, or ask you to move money to another account.
If you’re worried, check with your provider using a number you know is genuine. For example, use the number on the back of your card or from your annual statement or policy documents.