tellows.co.uk Uncovers HMRC Phone Scams - Is It Legitimate or a Scam!

This critical study aims to equip individuals with the knowledge needed to distinguish between legitimate HM Revenue & Customs calls and potentially fraudulent attempts.
By: tellows UG
 
LONDON - Dec. 15, 2023 - PRLog -- In a concerted effort to safeguard the public from escalating phone scams, tellows, a distinguished consumer protection platform, delves into the concerning rise of HMRC-related phone scams.

Deciphering the Landscape of HMRC Phone Scams

As the authoritative non-ministerial department overseeing taxes, payments, and customs in the United Kingdom, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) plays a pivotal role in ensuring the fair and efficient collection of taxes. Unfortunately, scammers exploit the complexity of the tax system, posing a significant threat to unsuspecting individuals.

Identifying Legitimate HMRC Calls vs. Scams

The tellows study categorizes HMRC-related phone calls into three main segments:
  1. Official HMRC Calls: Genuine calls from HMRC regarding tax matters, payments, or customs.
  2. Spam calls: HMRC debt collection or survey calls, that persist even after being initially addressed.
  3. HMRC Phone Scams: Deceptive calls impersonating HMRC officials, aiming to defraud individuals by extracting sensitive information or payments under false pretenses.

Tactics Employed by Scammers

The study reveals a variety of tactics employed by scammers, including:
  • Impersonation of HMRC officials, claiming urgent tax issues.
  • Threats of legal consequences to coerce victims into immediate action.
  • Requests for sensitive information or payments via unconventional methods.

Empowering Consumers with tellows Insights

tellows is committed to empowering consumers with actionable insights. The study provides a comprehensive guide on recognizing the red flags of HMRC-related phone scams, categorizing phone numbers based on the tellows score to evaluate the risk associated with each caller.

About tellows

tellows, a trusted consumer protection platform, provides solutions to identify unknown calls. The tellows app for caller ID and blocking is available for Android and iOS. With a database containing 1.9 million telephone number ratings, tellows serves over 9 million monthly users in more than 50 countries. Explore more about tellows at www.tellows.co.uk.

Find the detailed study here: https://www.tellows.co.uk/s/analyse_gb/hmrc

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Note to Editors: The provided information is based on a comprehensive study conducted by tellows on HMRC-related phone call scams. For additional insights and data, please contact the tellows editorial team.

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