Tax / Fraud Scam Phonecall

There is currently a telephone scam where an automated recorded message (claiming to be from HMRC), states that HMRC are trying to contact you regarding either an outstanding tax liability or a possible fraud (the message sometimes even mentions a possible arrest warrant). The recipient is asked to press “1” to speak to the officer dealing with the case.

The call is a scam so please do NOT press 1, or reply to the message.

It has even been reported that in some instances, the call appears to come from a genuine HMRC helpline number 0345 300 3900 and we have heard that this number has possibly been cloned.

If Cogent prepare your tax return, the covering letter that we issue with your tax return will have all the details regarding:

  • How much you need to pay
  • When you need to make the payment by
  • How to make the payment