Important Message from Bury Trading Standards

Important Message from Bury Trading Standards

POLICE are warning about a new bogus scam call in which people could find themselves racking up huge phone bills.

Officers say they have received reports of scam callers, ringing from 0300 200 5368 claiming to be from the HMRC.

The recorded message states the person owes money to the tax office and directs them to press 1 on the keypad otherwise an arrest warrant will be issued.

The police said that pressing 1 takes the person through to a premium rate number, which charges “large amounts”.

GMP Bury North warned about the scam stating:

“HMRC does not contact person by phone only by letter, please make any vulnerable or elderly persons, family and neighbours aware.”

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