Rise in HMRC scams reported by the West Midlands Police

Jul 28, 2020

In light of the West Midlands Police reporting a rise in HMRC scams, Whitley Stimpson urge you to be wary of suspicious communications.

Within a two-week period 45 incidents were reported according to a West Midlands Police news story. The scammers told residents to give them money, or face arrest for tax evasion and reportedly received over £26,000 through the scam.

If you are a victim of an HMRC scam suffering financial loss, report it to Action Fraud. In order to help with HMRC’s investigations you should report the full details of any incidents via email to phishing@hmrc.gov.uk

Further details on how to identify HMRC scams can be found via the links below.