Yep, they are still sending them.
A NHW member sent me a voicemail recording from what was supposed to represent HMRC, but guess what? It wasn’t.
The automated call left on the answer machine stated the following:
THERE IS A TAX FRAUD CASE REGISTERED UNDER YOUR NAME
PRESS 1 TO GET CONNECTED TO HMRC
IN CASE YOU DON’T PRESS 1 AND YOUR CALL IS NOT CONNECTED TO US
A WARRANT WILL BE ISSUED UNDER YOUR NAME STRAIGHT AWAY AND YOU WILL BE ARRESTED SHORTLY
So, the above is not my bad grammar but the automated voice no doubt originating from outside of the UK.
These types of call will not go away, so let’s tell ourselves and others to be vigilant.
The TV Licensing phising email continues to gather momentum and continues to catch people out. The current version will go like this.
Receipt of an email enticing someone to click on the link to a very convincing webpage.
The victim will fill out numerous boxes about themselves including bank and phone details.
A short time later, the victim will receive a telephone call stating it is the fraud department of their bank. The caller will say that their bank account may have been compromised by a recent phishing email and that they should move their money from their current account to a safe account provided by the caller.
The victim has given the suspect all they need to make a convincing telephone call.
Criminals are making hundreds of thousands of pounds across the UK so please don’t let it happen to us.
Mr Nigel Sutton
Fraud and Cyber Security Advisor | Specialist Crime Team
Huntingdon, PE29 6NP