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Warrant for arrest – Latest HMRC related phone scam

Have you received a call from the ‘Police’ recently? You might have been told there was “a warrant for your arrest” well you weren’t the only one… the message continues to gives a warrant number and a phone number to contact “the HMRC”. Needless to say, this is a fake message and attempted fraud – you should not respond to it. The ICAEW Tax Faculty has previously reported on scam phone calls purporting to be from HMRC and threatening a “lawsuit” or enforcement action, but this seems to be a new variant. Like all such messages, it is likely to cause considerable concern to elderly or vulnerable people. The latest HMRC advice on phishing and scams is available on gov.uk and gives examples which are regularly updated. Fraud or attempted fraud should be reported to https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

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