HM Revenue and Customs Scam Calls

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HMRC is aware of automated or robocall phone scam calls which will tell you HMRC is filing a lawsuit against you, and to press 1 to speak to a caseworker to make a payment. We can confirm this is a scam and you should end the call immediately. This scam has been widely reported and often targets elderly and vulnerable people.

HM Revenue and Customs Scam Calls
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Other scam calls may refer to National Insurance number fraud or offer a tax refund and request you to provide your bank or credit card information. If you cannot verify the identity of the caller, we recommend that you do not speak to them.

If you’ve been a victim of the scam and suffered financial loss, report it to Action Fraud.

The calls use a variety of phone numbers. To help HMRC investigate, share call details on our suspicious phone call reporting form. Include the:

  • date of the call
  • phone number used
  • content of the call
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