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How To Catch Out the Scammers Claiming to be from HMRC

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How To Catch Out The Scammers Claiming To Be From HMRC

Take them through a Security Check!

Recently there has been a spate of telephone scammers calling allegedly from HMRC.

We recommend that you ask the caller to pass  a security check (as HMRC does with you!) before answering any of their questions. Advise them that their call may be recorded for training purposes. Switch on the call recorder if you have one.

Ask them to give you the following information about yourself.   

Do not confirm whether the answers they give are right or wrong

Your Full Name

Your Full address including post code

Your Unique Taxpayer reference Number

Your National Insurance Number

Your Date of Birth

Ask for the caller’s:

  • Full name
  • Telephone number
  • Agency name and address
  • Call reference number

Do NOT give them online access to your computer if they ask you.

If they are still on the line ask them what they want. Then advise them that you will call them back after you have spoken with your Accountant or Financial Advisor.

Do not give out any personal information or bank details 

Do not pay any money over the telephone

Stay safe!

Call us on 01273 474885 if you have any concerns about a telephone call you have received with reference to HMRC or tax payments.

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