HMRC Telephone Scam

My neighbour has just come to tell me that she received an HMRC scam telephone call about half an hour ago.  The number displayed on her phone was 0161 375 1755.  It was an automated phone call where she was told that the HMRC were going to take a law suit against her and take her to court.

She was asked to press 1.

Fortunately she put the phone down and rang HMRC who assured her that they never phone anyone to tell them they are taking court action, they would always send a letter.

My neighbour rang the Police who told her that several people in our area have been targeted in the last couple of days.

So if you receive this call, put the phone down.  Don’t press 1 and definitely don’t give them any personal information.