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Police warn of 'HMRC' scam calls across North Warwickshire

Warwickshire Police is reminding people to remain vigilant, after receiving multiple reports of scam telephone calls from residents in the Bulkington, Nuneaton and Bedworth areas today.

A number of people have reported receiving automated calls purporting to be from HMRC, informing them they owe large sums of tax and will face police action if they do not pay. Thankfully, no money has been handed over.

HMRC, banks and the police will never ring people in this manner or ask for personal or bank details over the phone. For further advice, please see here.

If you receive a call of this type, we advise that you hang up immediately and report it on 101 using another phone. In an emergency or if a crime is in progress call 999. You can also report it to Action Fraud via their website or on 0300 123 2040.

If you have elderly friends or relatives who may be vulnerable to this scam, please talk to them and make them aware.

Issued: 2.40pm, Tuesday 10 July, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 10/07/18