Fraud Alert – Hoax HMRC Phone Calls

West Yorkshire Police have contacted the Parish Council to alert them to an ongoing fraud scam whereby people are receiving calls from callers claiming to be from HMRC. The caller engages conversation and tells the victim they owe taxes from years ago or have overdue tax bills, and are threatening them with prosecution and arrest if not paid immediately.

HMRC do not contact people by telephone or email in these circumstances. If you receive a call like this, hang up. If in doubt, contact HMRC on 0300 200 3300.