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HMRC Scam Calls
Posted on 17 Jun 2020
iCAN Warning: HMRC scam calls
Trading Standards have been made aware of an automated phone call scam which tells residents HMRC is filing a lawsuit against them for non-payment of tax, and to press one to speak to a caseworker to make a payment. The call goes on to state you will arrested if you fail to pay.
We can confirm this is a scam and you should end the call immediately.
This scam has been widely reported and often targets elderly and vulnerable people.
There is also a scam where somebody claiming to be from HMRC calls a resident and leaves a threatening pre-recorded message if they cannot get through.
Please do not respond to these calls and if you do get one contact Trading Standards and/or HMRC directly.