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HMRC Scam alert

Alert message sent 18/10/2017 16:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

HMRC tax refund scams

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will never send notifications of a tax rebate/refund by e-mail, or ask you to disclose any personal or financial information by e-mail or text message. Where they may use text messages as a communicative tool, personal details such as account number will never be requested.

The HMRC have also been made aware of telephone calls some people are receiving from people purporting to be from the HMRC. These bogus callers may encourage you to provide bank account or personal information in exchange for 'tax advice' or a bogus refund, or they may inform you that HMRC is filing a lawsuit against you and that you must make immediate payment or they will send the Police to your house.

This scam has been widely reported and seems to be targeting elderly and vulnerable people.

Please don't offer these people any personal details. If you have received an e-mail, text message or telephone call that you believe to be fake, please contact action fraud to report it.

To keep up to date with the latest scams click on the following link
https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/scams-fraud-cyber-crime/dorset-fraud-alert/

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Steve Willis (Dorset Police, PCSO 6144, East Dorset Rural)

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