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Be Wary Of Spoof Calls

20th November 2018 Help & Advice, Police Alerts, Update & Messages., Scam Alert Warning Tags: 1 Comment

We received a report on Saturday from someone saying they’d received a scam call from a person claiming to be from HMRC. The victim was instantly suspicious and ended the call.

When they googled the number (0115 9670999) it came back as Nottinghamshire Police.

This is a common tactic used by fraudsters where they falsify information displayed on caller ID systems, tricking people in believing they’re receiving a call from someone they know, a bank, HMRC or even the police.

Always be wary about what the caller is asking of you. Never give out personal details, security information or bank details out over the telephone unless you’re 100% sure that the person is legitimate.

If you’re not sure, tell them you will phone them back on the number that you know to be a genuine number for the organisation, not the one they provide.

If you receive a suspicious call, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Message Sent By

Holly Knebel (Police, Staff, Nottinghamshire)

1 Comment

  1. Christopher Gooday 3 years Reply

    This seems to happen regularly, I recently had a text message from DVLA informing me I had overpaid my car tax and I should contact them on a given number to arrange a refund. Some hope of that being true. Needless to say I deleted the lot.
    I worry for the more trusting within the community, me I am a cynical old bugger.

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