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bogus phone call
« on: 14 November 2017, 13:54:24 »

 I have just had a call from a mobile No telling me that the H.M.R.C are suing me for tax owed. the call told me to press 1 to speak to whomever . I suspect an attempt of a scam.
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Re: bogus phone call
« Reply #1 on: 14 November 2017, 14:30:01 »

Oh yes, I am sure it is! :D

The HMRC would ALWAYS inform you of such a decision by post, with all the details attached.
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Re: bogus phone call
« Reply #2 on: 14 November 2017, 14:56:21 »

I hope you told them to Go Forth before hanging up on them?  :)
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Re: bogus phone call
« Reply #3 on: 14 November 2017, 15:54:22 »

I have just had a call from a mobile No telling me that the H.M.R.C are suing me for tax owed. the call told me to press 1 to speak to whomever . I suspect an attempt of a scam.
It didn't come with an Indian voice by any chance ?  >:(
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Re: bogus phone call
« Reply #4 on: 14 November 2017, 16:05:45 »

I hope you told them to Go Forth before hanging up on them?  :)
I doubt he actually spoke to anyone. These kinds of calls go dead line if you pick up. The whole idea is to get you to press 1, that way you have no idea who you you are speaking to.
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Re: bogus phone call
« Reply #5 on: 14 November 2017, 16:41:54 »

Did you get a number? If you did, and enter it into Google, you will find that it is one of many known to be scammers, after your details. I get lots of them on my cellphone and never respond to any whose number I don't recognise.

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Re: bogus phone call
« Reply #6 on: 14 November 2017, 16:45:08 »

I hope you told them to Go Forth before hanging up on them?  :)
I doubt he actually spoke to anyone. These kinds of calls go dead line if you pick up. The whole idea is to get you to press 1, that way you have no idea who you you are speaking to.

It's still quite satisfying telling a machine to opps off!  ;D
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Re: bogus phone call
« Reply #7 on: 14 November 2017, 16:55:14 »

Did you get a number? If you did, and enter it into Google, you will find that it is one of many known to be scammers, after your details. I get lots of them on my cellphone and never respond to any whose number I don't recognise.

Ron.
Yes, Ron, some folk do seem to be plagued by these calls. Personally, I get very few and donít think Iíve had one for at least a year.
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Re: bogus phone call
« Reply #8 on: 14 November 2017, 18:46:06 »

HMRC would send you a letter/bill telling you how much they figure you owe them and notifying you that interest is mounting at a daily rate on any amount owing.They wouldn't phone you and certainly not off a mobile number.
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Re: bogus phone call
« Reply #9 on: 14 November 2017, 19:55:36 »

I love bogus calls, ppi sales, accident management company, hours of endless fun running them ragged, and giving fake details...
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Re: bogus phone call
« Reply #10 on: 14 November 2017, 20:22:51 »

I seem to be plagued by "you've had a car crash" calls. They must've bee talking about my old Astra that I crashed in 2003 as I haven't had accident since  ::)

They get the standard response:

"Yes I was rammed so hard from behind I'm now struggling to walk".
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« Reply #11 on: 14 November 2017, 21:03:37 »

I've had several calls from the we understand you had a crash and are owed so many thousands knobs  ;D. so i just told them to bog off in the end  ::).
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