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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 9th Mar 18, 3:11 PM
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    HMRC apparently chasing me - yeah right
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    • 9th Mar 18, 3:11 PM
    HMRC apparently chasing me - yeah right 9th Mar 18 at 3:11 PM


    I've come back to an automated type phone message telling me that HMRC is chasing me for unpaid debt/trying to put "the fear" in me.

    Believe I've read somewhere before that this is a type of con that is doing the rounds currently??

    The number concerned is 0161-8503863 that has rung me (quick check says that's in Manchester and it sounds like it's a phone number I'd have to pay to ring??).

    Just checking/warning....
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 9th Mar 18, 3:19 PM
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    I will on behalf of HMG settle for 500 in readies .
    • welshbookworm
    • By welshbookworm 9th Mar 18, 3:28 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 3:28 PM
    'who called me' considers it a scam
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 9th Mar 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 3:32 PM
    Somehows - I didn't think it seemed very likely - as I'm basically PAYE basis (these days - State Pension and civil service pension).

    Hence they deduct my tax at source anyway and have done for years...
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 9th Mar 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 4:12 PM
    The number is a geographic number (0161 is the area code for Manchester) so there shouldn't be any "premium" aspect to it. (Unless they have a recorded message telling you to call another number which IS premium rate).

    But yeah, HMRC wouldn't call you and leave a message - they'd write to you (through the post).
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 9th Mar 18, 6:24 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 6:24 PM
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/genuine-hmrc-contact-and-recognising-phishing-emails/genuine-hmrc-contact-and-recognising-phishing-emails

    List of the ways HMRC are contacting people at the moment.
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    • antonic
    • By antonic 11th Mar 18, 1:39 PM
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    I've come back to an automated type phone message telling me that HMRC is chasing me for unpaid debt/trying to put "the fear" in me.

    Believe I've read somewhere before that this is a type of con that is doing the rounds currently??

    The number concerned is 0161-8503863 that has rung me (quick check says that's in Manchester and it sounds like it's a phone number I'd have to pay to ring??).

    Just checking/warning....
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    The vast majority of calls from HMRC dont use geographical phone numbers, they now use phone numbers starting03000 xxx xxx

    If it was a genuine call they should have left a message as follows

    "My name is X I am calling from HMRC please call back on 03000 xxx xxx by 5 PM on xx/xx/xx please quote your reference number of xxx - when you call.
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 12th Mar 18, 11:00 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 11:00 AM


    I've come back to an automated type phone message telling me that HMRC is chasing me for unpaid debt/trying to put "the fear" in me.

    Believe I've read somewhere before that this is a type of con that is doing the rounds currently??

    The number concerned is 0161-8503863 that has rung me (quick check says that's in Manchester and it sounds like it's a phone number I'd have to pay to ring??).

    Just checking/warning....
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    https://who-called.co.uk/Number/01618503863 plus many more !!
    You need to report the number to your phone company and also https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud
    Last edited by 50Twuncle; 12-03-2018 at 11:03 AM.
    • wazza99
    • By wazza99 12th Mar 18, 4:59 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 4:59 PM
    Had the same call just this afternoon.
    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 12th Mar 18, 8:29 PM
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    The vast majority of calls from HMRC dont use geographical phone numbers, they now use phone numbers starting03000 xxx xxx

    If it was a genuine call they should have left a message as follows

    "My name is X I am calling from HMRC please call back on 03000 xxx xxx by 5 PM on xx/xx/xx please quote your reference number of xxx - when you call.
    Originally posted by antonic
    That sort of message would sound alarm bells, and would require me to check the 0300 number given actually belongs to HMRC and not "Scammers R Us".
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