Action Fraud have received over 1,000 extra calls from members of the public this week reporting National Insurance scams.
Callers have reported receiving an automated telephone call telling them their National Insurance number has been compromised and in order to fix this and get a new number, the victim needs to press 1 on their handset to be connected to the caller. This is a scam.
If you receive an unexpected phone call, text message or email that asks for your personal or financial details, remember to:
Take a moment to think
Challenge. It’s ok to reject or ignore requests
Protect. If you think you’ve scammed report it to Action Fraud