Whitley Stimpson have been made aware of recent bogus automated phone calls claiming to be HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) threatening legal action.
HMRC have confirmed that these calls are a scam and have advised that anybody receiving such a call should end it immediately. In order to help with their investigations you should also report the incident by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the date it happened, the phone number used, and the content of the call.
Those that have been a victim of a scam and suffered financial loss should report it to Action Fraud.
Do you struggle to identify what communication is real and what is a scam?
HMRC also offer guidance for many different types of bogus contact including: phishing emails, text messages, tax rebate scams containing PDF attachments, WhatsApp messages, social media scams, refund companies, and export clearance process emails. Click Here for more information or contact Whitley Stimpson for advice.