Police warning over HMRC scam

A warning has been issued of a new telephone scam where the scammer contacts people at random claiming to be from revenue and customers.

Police say victims are falsely told they owe the tax office money and court proceedings are being taken against them.

Advice from the Police is to hang up the call immediately. Folk are also being warned not, in any circumstances, to provide any form of personal or banking detail over the phone.

Anyone concerned about their status with HMRC, police say, should contact them direct.


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  • Lindsay Wiseman

    • October 28th, 2017 12:47

    Many thanks for reporting this scam. We did have a message left on our answering machine about the same thing. The call came from a mobile phone (07537184546) asking me to press 1 to speak to our case officer. The mob network operator: STOUR MARINE from a London district.

  • Charles Pryor

    • April 16th, 2019 11:30

    Hi. I have been a victim of this scam also. I spoke to Stour Marine directly and they were very helpful and cooperative. They recommended I contact the UK authorities immediately and blocked the offending number.

  • Haydn Gear

    • April 16th, 2019 14:43

    If you break the law then expect to get caught and punished. If you respond to scammers of whatever kind and for whatever reason then expect to lose to them. It’s not as if it’s difficult to say nothing and to avoid problems by so doing. It should be well known by now that HMRC never make telephone contact with people and ALL unsolicited approaches should be treated with caution and suspicion. It’s the unwary who get caught out. Sadly, that’s the way things have become. If however you have the time and inclination, talk the callers down and try to “sell” them a second hand car. It can be very entertaining !! They always give up.

    • Marie Elliott

      • January 5th, 2022 16:08

      I had someone claiming to be my daughter asking for money for a new phone. The grammar wasn’t me daughter or provide proof it was her. Reported it to action fraud.


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