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    • A4anxious
    • By A4anxious 14th Sep 18, 9:08 PM
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    Advice required for cooporating with HMRC field force debt
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    • 14th Sep 18, 9:08 PM
    Advice required for cooporating with HMRC field force debt 14th Sep 18 at 9:08 PM
    Hello all.

    Long story short: In the last three weeks I have had a letter from HMRC reminding me of an unpaid debt for 8k. I knew this was coming and have been saving with the intention of paying as much as I could. I then had a phone call and made payments of 6.5k to whom I believed to be HMRC officers. WRONG! I was a scam victim. I made push payments to fraudsters and as such am unlikely to recover any of the money I have lost.

    To make matters worse. Today I have received a letter from 'Force Field' demanding immediate payment of the (still unpaid) 8k debt. Now, I did notify HMRC, along with the police and Action Fraud regards the fraud. I have crime numbers and such.

    I would like some advice please, on how to approach the Force Field officers, and what are my options regards offering an upfront payment, followed by weekly/monthly amounts?

    I simply can not pay the complete debt atm. All the money I had was transfered to the fraudsters, I literally emptied every penny I had to them.

    I have worked like a dog since and managed to get my account back to 1k. Which I can offer to Field Force right away. I could realistically offer them say 150 a week. Maybe more, but it depends on business volume. I am self employed and as such can only earn as much as the jobs I get allow me.

    What's worrying me the most: Them taking my van, which would in turn lose me any opportunity to earn money and make any future payments.

    I can pay the debt if they allow me ectra time (remember, I did pay 6.5k to the fraudsters), I have a good business. I was sloppy in the past and burried my head in the sand, that's how I got into this position. I have turned a corner since and WANT to pay the debt, and if they allow me a reasonable opprtunity (time) I will be able to.

    Uh. My head is spinning! Since I got scammed I have been on edge. I feel so stupid for being scammed, shakey and on the verge of panic attacks - the breathing thing.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read through my problem.

    Love & light.
    Last edited by A4anxious; 15-09-2018 at 11:03 AM.
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    • Working Mum
    • By Working Mum 14th Sep 18, 9:34 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 9:34 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 9:34 PM
    I had a visit from the HMRC 2 days after my husband left advising i.owed 36k so I know how you feel.
    Tell the HMRC that the van is on a lease - I came clean with the guy who visited and he was very supportive within the co fines if his timescales.
    So be honest I them,show the proof of what has happened.
    Are you a Limited Company and what is the amount owed for ie Corp tax or personal tax or vat?
    You have more time than you think if things do escalate - get the correct bank details and keep chipping away would be my advice.
    PM me if you wish and I can share a little more about what happened with me.
    You can get back up straight but.you need to be determined!
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