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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning taxpayers about a scam by fraudsters who leave automated messages purporting to be HMRC and saying the person is under investigation for unpaid taxes.
In the latest ruse, scammers are cold calling people and leaving messages in which they impersonate HMRC members of staff and tell people they are under investigation for non-payment of taxes.
They seem to be targeting unsuspecting vulnerable and elderly people who will likely be panicked by such a message.
The message states that they need to call a certain number back, to discuss their situation straight away. If they call it, they are asked for their bank details in order to make a payment of ‘taxes’.
This scam has been widely reported, but despite warnings by HMRC, the scammers seem unperturbed.
LITRG has issued some tips for taxpayers who may be concerned about this type of call.
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