HMRC fraud call warn­ing

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS -

A warn­ing has been is­sued af­ter a man in Bath re­ceived a phone call claim­ing to be from the rev­enue and cus­toms de­part­ment. An au­to­mated voice in­formed him that a war­rant had been is­sued for his ar­rest, com­plete with the war­rant num­ber and sug­gested be­fore the case was sent he should call HMRC and ended “don’t ig­nore”. The man in­stead re­ported it HMRC and Ac­tion Fraud and found out it is a well-known fraud aimed at the el­derly and vul­ner­a­ble. In July, a man in Bristol fell prey to the scam and paid the fraud­sters £1,000. If you re­ceive such a call re­port it to Ac­tion Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

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