HMRC Be warned

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by pawl, 12 Jul 2019.

  1. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    HMRC.Recieved a pre recorded message saying that they are about to proceed against me.Did some checking ,the call originates in India and asks for certain information name address insurance no ,all of which if they are who they say they are should be on record

    Might be in my very senior years but I am not yet susceptible to scams
     
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  2. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Dammit, I got an email from HMRC telling me I owed £2,000 and instructing me to send it to their offshore bank account in China - was that wrong?
     
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  3. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    I faked my own death so the HMRC wouldn't hassle me again.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    pawl

    pawl Veteran


    You cannot be serious?
     
  5. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
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  6. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    Her Majesty's Randy Cyclists at it again?
     
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  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I've been travelling round Africa for 35 years so came across this scam a long time before anybody else. But you wouldn't believe the numbers of people I've heard of who have fallen for it; the latest was a chemicals trader in Manchester only this week to the tune of $65,000. Luckily his bank realised and stopped it. His secretary is no longer employed by him.
     
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  8. OP
    OP
    pawl

    pawl Veteran

    Last edited: 12 Jul 2019
  9. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    I didn't realise the HMRC covered Africa as well. Hey, you live and learn!
     
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  10. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    Theresa May actually helped me put HMRC right over their mistake once upon a time. I dislike HMRC very much after that experience
     
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  11. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
  12. OP
    OP
    pawl

    pawl Veteran


    Several people have received scam calls from this this number.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    pawl

    pawl Veteran

  14. Birdie

    Birdie Active Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    I've had so many of these and others from talktalk etc, that I've stopped answering my house phone if I don't recognise the number. If it's important, they will leave a message or get me on my mobile.
     
  15. kapelmuur

    kapelmuur Über Member

    Location:
    Timperley
    I used to work in Nigeria and had to fill in a form with all my contact details on each and every arrival.

    If I had accepted all the offers of money from Nigerian chiefs subsequently received I could have bought the Sky cycling team and a reasonable sized football club to give me a hobby in my retirement.
     
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