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PSNI warning over telephone tax scam

Published 18/05/2016

Officers have received a number of calls about a scam where a man rings and claims to be from HMRC and says they are owed thousands in unpaid tax.
Officers have received a number of calls about a scam where a man rings and claims to be from HMRC and says they are owed thousands in unpaid tax.

Police have issued a warning over a telephone scam in areas across Northern Ireland.

Officers have received a number of calls about a scam where a man rings and claims to be from HMRC and says they are owed thousands in unpaid tax.

He then goes on to demand immediate payment over the phone by way of iTunes vouchers, threatening arrest and cancellation of bank cards if his demands are not met.

Police said: "Never give any personal details out over and phone and definitely not money in any format. Please make your friends and family aware of this scam."

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