Posted by Tax Innovations on 12 Jul 2016
HMRC Telephone Scam Warning
HMRC are reporting that they are aware of a telephone scam where telephone calls have been received claiming to be from HMRC. Personal information/bank account details are requested supposedly relating to a tax refund, or to demand money for an unpaid tax bill.
There is also another telephone scam where a recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, stating that HMRC are bringing a lawsuit against the individual and is going to sue them. The recipient is asked to phone 0161 8508494 and press “1” to speak to the officer dealing with the case. Please do not reply to the message.
HMRC takes security very seriously but individuals need to be alert. If you cannot verify the identity of the person making the call you should not disclose your personal details.
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