Fake HMRC call scam

We have recently been made aware that a new telephone scam is circulating under the pretence of being HMRC.

Please be aware that potential scam callers are phoning unsuspecting consumers pretending to call from HMRC and informing them that their VAT return is overdue as the filing deadline has been shortened. They then proceed to say they have 7 days to file the return whilst providing updated HMRC payment details.

This is not a legitimate telephone call so if you have any questions regarding telephone calls from a person claiming to be from HMRC we advise you to ring your local accountant for advice.