Warwickshire Police have become aware of a new type of telephone fraud that has occurred in the past week.
Fraudsters are cold-calling elderly people purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. They are requesting the transfer of funds for overdue taxes and making threats of arrest if people do not comply.
REMEMBER THAT HMRC WOULD NEVER DEMAND MOVEMENT OF FUNDS VIA TELEPHONE IN THIS MANNER. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ELDERLY RELATIVES & FRIENDS ARE AWARE PLEASE!
Warwickshire Police would urge people to end any telephone conversations of this nature immediately and report the incident by calling 101 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.