HOUSEHOLDERS across Warwickshire need to remain on their guard against phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), warn Warwickshire Trading Standards.
The bogus callers attempt to frighten residents by claiming police are on the verge of arresting them for unpaid taxes.
The fraudsters then ask the residents to pay the bogus ‘tax bill’ often using iTunes gift card voucher codes.
County community safety spokesman Andy Crump said: “While most people see through these scam calls and put the phone down, unfortunately some vulnerable people can and do fall victim to these frightening phone calls, losing thousands of pounds as a consequence.”
“If you have a vulnerable family member, neighbour or friend, make sure they are aware of this scam and how they can protect themselves.”