HMRC Scam Alert Warning

Margaret Statham (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) writes: We have received some reports of people receiving calls claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

The caller claims that HMRC is filing a lawsuit and needs money to be paid asap. The telephone message requires the callers to ‘press 1 to speak to a caseworker in order to make an immediate payment’

HMRC will never send emails or call you about a tax rebate, refund or personal information. HMRC have confirmed this is a scam along with any calls offering a tax refund if the caller provides bank or credit card information.

The calls have been made using a variety of phone numbers and HMRC is keen to hear from anyone who has experienced such calls by emailing

Further details on this, and other HMRC scams can be found at

Victims of a scam who suffered a financial loss should reports it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via their website at

Source Broxtowe Community Email.

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