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The new phone scam that is circulating has the scammers claiming to be from HMRC claiming that there is a “problem” or “problem” with the taxpayers’ Social Security number. The scammers then claim that the social security number will be “suspended” as deemed fraudulent. Twitter users reported that the messages were logged and delivered by the scammer on the other end of the phone.

Twitter user Nick Fletcher tweeted that he received the recorded phone message on June 9.

Mr. Fletcher claimed that the scammer had stated that his national insurance number and passport would be suspended as there was a “problem” with his national insurance claim.

Mr. Fletcher immediately knew it was a scam and ended the call. At the end of his tweet, Mr. Fletcher added, “Seriously, who falls for this shit?”

Another Twitter user had also received a fraudulent call with the same premise.

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Another Twitter user had also received a fraudulent call with the same premise.

With the @KBelle_Arts account, the user claimed that the call they received claimed that their national insurance number was being used “fraudulently”.

The user then questioned the scammer over the phone asking him to explain what the call was about; however, the scammer could not answer the question.

In the tweet, @KBelle_Arts said: “Scammers need to try harder to make their scams more credible. I just got a call from” HM Revenue & Customs “that my national insurance is” fraudulent “.

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The user also added that there were “several other red flags” indicating that it was a scam with the main being that the call was being made from a mobile number.

In a follow-up tweet, the Twitter user said: “HMRC would never call me, if they needed to contact me, it would be through the Jobcentre, not directly.”

A third user by the name of @ HHeart76 also tweeted a notice on June 7th.

They shared a London phone number saying the caller was “really into the conversation” until the Twitter user had fun and gave them the postcode of “SC4 MM3R”. The scammer then took an oath and cut off the phone call.

With the cost of living crisis currently straining people’s finances, Action Fraud fears that many may be more vulnerable to falling for calls, texts or emails of this nature.

Every few weeks, the fraudulent group renews the statement: “HMRC will not notify you of a tax rebate, nor will it ask you to share personal / payment information via email or phone”, and encourages those who are suspicious to report the incident. ao Action Fraud or the tax authority.

If you receive a suspicious message you can also report it, free of charge, by forwarding the text to 7726 which is the number of the National Cyber ​​Security Center and Action Fraud.

Cyber ​​Protect UK stated that in doing so the Brits have already helped remove and close over 12,000 scams this year already.

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