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HMRC tax scam targeting Kent residents

June 29, 2016 4:20 PM

KCC Trading Standards have received reports of scam telephone calls claiming to be from HMRC, requesting outstanding payments from residents or offering rebates.

Please be aware that these calls are NOT being made by HMRC and that scammers may be using caller ID spoofing equipment to make the call appear genuine.

HMRC offers guidance on spotting scams and suspicious communications.

Please do not disclose any personal information such as bank details, no matter who the person claims to be.

If you receive one of these scam telephone calls please report it to KCC Trading Standards.

For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.