You cannot be too careful in a world where data is easily accessible to everyone. A lot of scams may seem obvious but some clever scams may seem real and could potentially catch you out.
There’s a new scam in town and this one is targeting the elderly. The scammer will call the victim and tell them that ‘HMRC’ would be looking to take them to court over unpaid taxes but if they wished to prevent this they had to provide various details to them – including bank details.
HMRC have confirmed that this a scam and there are a large number of hoax callers who are attempting to trick elderly people into giving away sensitive information.
If you think you have been targeted by this scam, please contact to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040 to report this as it is a criminal offence.