Hull: HMRC Scam Warning

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Over the last week or so, police have received three reports of scam phone calls where the caller claims there is a warrant out for the victim’s arrest due to money allegedly owed to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Similar scams have previously been reported across the country and authorities are issuing this warning to help prevent others becoming victims.

Chief Inspector Andrew Parsons said: “Be wary of any caller who asks you to give personal or financial details over the phone – wherever they claim to be from.

“If you believe it may be a genuine call, whether from your bank, a retailer where you have an account or a Government body, hang up and call them back later – and look up the contact details yourself rather than using a number the caller has given you.

“If it’s a legitimate call they won’t have a problem with this.

“If you have received a call that you are suspicious about and feel may not be genuine, please call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or report it online.

CI Parsons also called on those with vulnerable friends or relatives to pass on our warning.