Please be aware that there are a lot of hoax callers at the moment claiming to be HMRC. They sound very believable and we are aware that a lot of people are being contacted.
Please DON’T PAY ANY MONEY out!
Put the phone down and contact your accountant instead, we are always happy to check client’s position at HMRC for you to help you put your mind at rest.
This is what HMRC say about it:
‘Suspicious phone calls
HMRC is aware of an automated phone call scam 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.
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.’
Please contact us if you want us to check anything. We are happy to help.