Warwickshire Police are advising residents to be aware of a scam phone call which has been reported to them recently.
They have received reports from several residents in Rugby that they have had a call saying that they owe money to HMRC Inland Revenue.
The automated message will state to press a key on their phone for more details.
This is a scam and HMRC, banks and the police would never ring people in this manner or ask for personal or bank details over the phone.
If you receive a call of this type, it is advised that you hang up immediately and report it on 101 using another phone. In an emergency or if a crime is in progress call 999.
You can also report it to Action Fraud via their website or on 0300 123 2040.
If you have elderly friends or relatives who may be vulnerable to this scam, please talk to them and make them aware.
For more information about our work, please visit www.safeinwarwickshire.com/cybercrime
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