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#Scam #HMRC Threatening Phone Call Warning

Warwickshire Trading Standards is aware of a large number of residents receiving threatening automated telephone messages that falsely claim to be from HMRC or Customs and Excise.

The automated phone calls state that the recipient must not ignore the phone call and phone back, with a threat of legal action if they don’t. The fraudsters then claim that the recipient owes money for unpaid taxes, sometimes claiming they will visit the residents home, arrest them or take goods!

This is a scam. Never phone back or engage them in conversation. Never pay any money to unsolicited telephone callers.

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