We have received an alert about an unpleasant and threatening hoax phone call which caused considerable concern to the recipient. The hoax caller was a woman, well-spoken and using clear English. The call was logged as telephone number 02032 398292. This number is listed on-line, amongst many others, as a “HMRC malicious hoax number”. To view more information about this phone number go to https://www.phonecall-info.co.uk/number/02032398292 .
The call was similar to others listed on phonecall.info site e.g. " I received this call telling me that it was from the H.M.R.C. and that an injunction had been taken out against me and that I had to call this number and that this was my final chance. Failure to do this could result in a prison sentence ".
In this case the recipient of the call took the right action by not responding and promptly cancelled the call.
If you receive a similar call, report the details to Action Fraud by ringing the Action Fraud National Reporting Centre or, the easiest way, is to report fraud and cyber crime by using their online reporting tool. Clicking on the ActionFraud logo below will open the online reporting page in a new window in your browser.
You will never receive a genuine telephone call of this nature from HMRC.