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Scam phone call from HMRC.

(11 Posts)
25Avalon Wed 21-Oct-20 11:15:21

I have just answered a call from 020 3468 5640 on my mobile claiming to be from HMRC. Having heard of these scam calls I cut it off before it "got nasty" and I have blocked the number. Thought I should warn GNetters to do likewise.

Nonnie Wed 21-Oct-20 11:24:14

Not a lot of point blocking the number, they just change it. I am still waiting for HMRC to come and arrest me after 3 calls telling me they will because I didn't press 1 grin

Aldom Wed 21-Oct-20 11:49:19

The best way to deal with scammers is to have a call blocker on your phone. Mine is with Talktalk. I never receive unsolicited calls.

Marydoll Wed 21-Oct-20 12:09:10

The best way to deal with HMRC scam calls is to log onto your tax account via Govt Gateway. You can check in minutes.

JenniferEccles Wed 21-Oct-20 12:49:43

Thank you for highlighting this as unfortunately these scams are on the increase.

I would echo what Aldom said.
We have done exactly the same with TalkTalk and the nuisance calls are no more.

25Avalon Wed 21-Oct-20 13:35:25

Aldom and JenniferEccles this came in on my mobile phone so all I could do was block. I have BT call blocker on my landline and having no nuisance calls, particularly at dinner time, is wonderful.

JenniferEccles Wed 21-Oct-20 13:50:41

Strangely enough I have never had any scam calls on my mobile phone only the landline before I set up the blocker.
I will be on my guard for the mobile then!

ninathenana Wed 21-Oct-20 15:38:36

I had the age old "I hear you've been in an accident......." on my mobile only yesterday.

Mapleleaf Thu 22-Oct-20 23:24:44

Me, too, ninathenana. Obviously it’s doing the rounds.

Doodle Thu 22-Oct-20 23:36:35

I reported the phone number that called me to HMRC.

Nannytopsy Fri 23-Oct-20 04:08:15

DH got the HMRC call on the landline and then his mobile within minutes.