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Telephone FraudstersWritten on January 13, 2020 by Kirk Rice LLP

Telephone Fraudsters

In the last few months, we have had an experience of one staff member and one client who has been subject to particularly aggressive telephone fraudsters.

These telephone fraudsters call claiming to be from either HMRC or the Royal Courts of Justice. They claim that the person owes back taxes and has not been responding to HMRC correspondence and therefore this is now a legal matter. They may threaten you that the person’s assets/bank accounts could be frozen if they do not settle the outstanding amount immediately, and will pressure the person to make payment during the call.

Please do not make the requested payment, HMRC would not call and request payment is such a fashion. Anyone receiving such a call should hang up the telephone and ignore the caller.

We can see that it is likely that there could be an increase in this type of telephone scam around this time of year as many people will have outstanding tax liabilities to settle. If you do receive such a telephone call please know that you can always call one of our team and if we are your authorised agent we will be able to check your outstanding liabilities with HMRC to give you peace of mind.

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If you are concerned that you may have given away any sensitive information it may well also be prudent to call your bank so that they can review your account for any suspicious transactions.

Do please call us on 01344 875 000 or email info@kirkrice.co.uk with any concerns about any calls you may have received from potential telephone fraudsters.