National Insurance Number Scam Phone Calls

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The public is asked to remain vigilant and be cautious of any automated National Insurance fraud scam calls they have received mentioning their National Insurance number has been compromised. It’s important to remember if you’re contacted out of the blue by someone asking for your personal or financial details, this could be a scam. Confirming your personal details, such as your email address, date of birth, or mother’s maiden name, can be used by online scammers to commit fraud. If you have any doubts about what is being asked of you, hang up the phone. No legitimate organisation will rush or pressure you.

National Insurance Number Scam Phone Calls
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Potential victims of the National Insurance scam calls are instructed to press 1 to be connected to someone in order to get a new National Insurance number. Once connected to the so-called person who can help them, the potential victims are pressured into handing over personal details, which the scammers is needed in order for them receive a new National Insurance number. But, disclosing your personal information to the scammers will allow them to use it fraudulently.

If you receive a National Insurance scam phone call or a suspicious one, you can help the HMRC's investigations by providing your phone number, the caller's phone number, the date and time of the call and a brief description to phishing@hmrc.gov.uk.

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  • March 23, 2021 at 5:54 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    I was called by a number saying my national insurance was at risk and had been compromised. And prompted to press 1. Which I did then I was asked for my name, once I gave my name they hung the phone. The number that contacted me was 07947403616. Is there anything I can do about this?

    • March 23, 2021 at 6:48 AM by info

      Report the telephone number they contacted you from to your phone service provider.

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