29th June 2020
Possible scam calls claiming to be from HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenues & Customs).
If you recieve a call or a voice message on your answerphone saying there is a warrant for your arrest for tax fraud and asking for immediate payment, terminate the call immediately – which is what you should do with any call that causes you any kind of concern.
Worryingly though, the caller has personal details which are correct, such as name, date of birth, address and work details.
Do be on your guard – any suspicious telephone call, whether it claims to be from HMRC, a bank, or anyone else,the advice is to call them back, either on the number they have called from if it can be verified on the organisation’s webpage or by calling back that organisation’s main number.
There is also some advice available on other current HMRC scams.