For some time SCAMMERS have sent letters and e-mails claiming to be HM Revenue and Customs recently this has progressed to phone calls which contain an automated message as follows:-
"This is Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs. We have been trying to reach you to let you know we are filing a law suit against you."
The message is then said to provide a list of options, such as: "To speak to your case officer, press one".
The scammers will then claim that debts are due and payment can be made via a number of methods. HM Customs and Revenue do not send automated messages.
Members of the public have been conned out of thousands of pounds by scammers using this scam.
Dave RUSS PCSO Wisbech NPT