We have been made aware of an HMRC telephone scam which has been used to target local residents and seems to be aimed at the elderly in particular.
A recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, stating that HMRC are bringing a lawsuit against the individual and is going to sue them. The recipient is asked to phone 0161 8508494 and press “1” to speak to the officer dealing with the case. This scam is becoming widely reported and seems to be targeting older people. Please do not reply to the message.
Be very wary of cold calls, if in doubt, just hang up and never give out personal or financial information if you are unsure who you are dealing with.
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