Warning HMRC Telephone Scam

Posted 19th July 2017

Recorded message threatening Legal Action

There is currently a telephone scam where a recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, stating that HMRC are bringing a lawsuit against the individual and are going to sue them. The recipient is asked to phone a telephone number and press "1" to speak to the officer dealing with the case. This scam is becoming widely reported and seems to be targeting older people.

The following gov.uk webpage provides more details on phishing scams and how to report them to Action Fraud. 


If you are concerned about any suspicious correspondence from HMRC, please call the office on 01323 730631 and speak to your Client Manager.