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Warning - HMRC Scam

Alert message sent 29/06/2016 15:08:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Please be aware that residents in Hampshire have been contacted by scam callers claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs and demanding money.

The victims receive phone calls from a person claiming to be from HMRC and told that they will be arrested if they did not settle their unpaid tax bill.

On some occasions the victims have been asked to purchase iTunes vouchers and then pass the card details onto them.

We are issuing this warning to make residents aware in case further calls of this nature are received.

If you have elderly relatives, friends or neighbours please make them aware of this scam and remind them not to give any details to unexpected callers.

People are reminded to protect themselves using the following advice:

  • Never give out any personal information about your bank account to anybody over the phone.
  • If you have given out information which could compromise your bank account security in any way, call your bank up to cancel your cards as soon as possible.

 Anyone who is concerned about similar incidents should contact police by calling 101.

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Hazel Wills (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire & IOW)

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