Received an automated message from HMRC saying you are under investigation? Do NOT reply – this is scam. Read on…

We are getting some reports of an HMRC telephone scam. This is not a new scam but seems to be rearing its ugly head again so beware: Scam: a recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, that starts: “This is Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs. We have been trying to reach you to let you know that we are filing a law suit against you/you have a tax refund due.” The recipient is then asked to phone 0XXXX XXXXXXX and press “1” to speak to the officer dealing with the case. Do not to reply to this message as they will then try to extract money from you.

Tip 1 If the caller can’t verify their identity, you should never disclose any personal details.

Tip 2 If you receive either of these scam calls, report it on the Action Fraud website or you can call 0300 123 2040.

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