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    Telephone Scam

    Received 2 automated scam calls today from a female claiming to be from inland revenue.
    Even left a message on my answering machine, saying me or my solicitor should call back immediately as this is a very time sensitive matter.
    She then threatens if i don't call back there will be legal action taken.

    So should i call 02031293857 ,
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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by williamalex1 View Post
    Received 2 automated scam calls today from a female claiming to be from inland revenue.
    Even left a message on my answering machine, saying me or my solicitor should call back immediately as this is a very time sensitive matter.
    She then threatens if i don't call back there will be legal action taken.

    So should i call 02031293857 ,
    Take no notice of it whatsoever, unless you are genuinely concerned then contact HMRC direct using genuine HMRC contact details and ask them if they know anything about these calls.

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    Re: Telephone Scam

    No. I've googled the number and it doesn't come up with anything.

    If you want to put your mind at rest then find the number for the inland revenue and ring them. There should be a record of someone trying to ring you if there is a problem. If they really want to be in touch the IR are great writers of letters so I would expect them to contact you that way in reality. I would assume this is a scam of some sorts, default position unless proved otherwise.
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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    No. I've googled the number and it doesn't come up with anything.

    If you want to put your mind at rest then find the number for the inland revenue and ring them. There should be a record of someone trying to ring you if there is a problem. If they really want to be in touch the IR are great writers of letters so I would expect them to contact you that way in reality. I would assume this is a scam of some sorts, default position unless proved otherwise.
    I can't believe they actually had the cheek to leave a message, i already reported it to my phone company and going to inform police and HMRC.
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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by ger147 View Post
    Take no notice of it whatsoever, unless you are genuinely concerned then contact HMRC direct using genuine HMRC contact details and ask them if they know anything about these calls.
    No income tax no Vat lol.
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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Alternatively, if you give me your DOB, phone number and bank account no. inc. online login details, I'll phone them for you and sort it all out...

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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Scammers will mimic UK numbers so you think its a domestic call.

    HMRC will always write.

    Erase the message and delete the number from your phones record.

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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by ger147 View Post
    Alternatively, if you give me your DOB, phone number and bank account no. inc. online login details, I'll phone them for you and sort it all out...
    Jez you too, i already gave all that info to my long lost uncle in Nigeria BTW just had another 2 calls.
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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by williamalex1 View Post
    I can't believe they actually had the cheek to leave a message, i already reported it to my phone company and going to inform police and HMRC.
    Good stuff. If people don't complain then they just carry on.

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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Its a scam, originating from a California number, that has used the same number for a number of different scams. I had one from the same number several months ago. I had great fun for about 15 mins, culminating in me asking them for their account number, PIN and DOB... the guy finished with something off, and put the phone down.
    Give it big humpties

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