Tax and Tax Credit Fraud

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by DexterTCN, Aug 9, 2018 at 2:32 PM.

  1. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    We are having a concerning amount of trouble with fraud...it appears that they (the conmen) have enough details to realistically impersonate HMRC employees. They also send letters that look 100% real but have payment slips with different bank account numbers.

    They have 0300 phone numbers, they know your reference numbers and they know your current bill.

    Until this is sorted I would suggest refusing to pay if anyone calls or writes to your company (or self-employed self or tax credit overpayments) claiming to be HMRC and then call us only on the numbers I'm listing here to confirm and discuss. Please keep these for reference.

    PAYE: 0300 200 3859
    SA: 0300 322 7823
    VAT: 0300 200 3838
    CT: 0300 322 7831
    TC: 0300 322 7832 (tax credits)

    Best wishes.
     
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  2. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    How is that possible, without a data breach from HMRC? :hmm:
     
  3. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s Well-Known Member

    Isn't that some sort of crime now? Leaking confidential data.
     
  4. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    So the fraud will happen by people phoning the number given on the letter and making the payment over the phone or is it a dodgy website address given?
     
  5. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    :D Yeah you would sat that yer conman.;);) You nearly got me there. i was just about to ring the VAT number:oops:
     
  6. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Should those numbers be on here?
     
  7. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    100% correct and for the public :)
     
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  8. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    So are those the bad numbers or the ones people SHOULD ring?
     
  9. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    Read the OP, they are the legit numbers.
     
  10. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    The number in my post are copied directly from HMRC and are the only numbers to use if you want to discuss payments, payment delays, time to pays etc.
     

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