A member of the Neighbourhood Watch reports receiving a telephone call on their mobile this afternoon. The call advised that there was an outstanding charge on our Members income tax account and that in order to settle the outstanding amount it was necessary to press “1”. Failure to settle the account would lead to arrest. Our Member immediately hung up. Subsequently calling the telephone number (anonymously) of the scammer, which was not answered. The indicated telephone number was 01274 262017 which is itself a Bradford number but might of course be a spoof number.
Quick thinking by our member and a healthy mistrust of such approaches saving the day. However it is easy to be taken in by these scams, especially when they seemingly come from an authority such as Inland Revenue, so be aware of this latest wheeze to extract your money!