HMRC are aware of an automated phone call scam this states HMRC is filing a lawsuit against the recipient of the call and states they should ‘press 1 to speak to a caseworker in order to make an immediate payment’. We can confirm that this is a scam and you should end the call immediately.
 
This scam has been widely reported and appears to be targeting elderly and vulnerable people. We have recently heard form a client who has fallen victim to such a request, please be on your guard the perpetrators are professional and convincing.
 
Other scam calls and texts may offer a tax refund and request you to provide your bank or credit card information. Do not give out any personal information, call us to check.
 
Tax refund and rebate scams
 
HMRC will never send notifications by email for:
 
tax rebates
refunds
personal or payment information
 
Don’t visit the website within the email or disclose any personal or payment information.
 
A selection of email addresses used to distribute the tax rebate scam emails are below:
 
HM-Revenue-&-Customs@ztoro.com
 
For more information and full guidance please visit HMRC website.
 
If in doubt call us on 01926 424455 and we will check your account for you.