01618503294 - Fake HMRC threat to send taxes or face arrest!! SCAM!!!
0200094200 - Called and said it's the HMRC and I need to pay taxes immediately. Demanded £545 be loaded on prepaid card
The HM Revenue & Customs would not call consumers to collect taxes. If the department finds an issue, it would send a letter. The calls threatening arrest or legal action and demanding that “taxes” be paid immediately are a scam. Criminal gangs record stern messages and use automated system to make calls to thousands of people and would replay the recording. Most of these calls originate from foreign shores (but the caller ID would be spoofed to show a local number). The criminals engage illegal immigrants in UK as collection agents. The victims are usually told to pay using cash cards or Western Union to hide the money trail. Incidentally, consumers should note that a formal payment of tax needs to be made directly to the department and not to individuals!
It’s illegal to send unsolicited commercial email messages to wireless devices. The messages may promise free gifts or cheap services. Scam artists posing as Govt agencies could send messages threatening action unless money is paid. Spam texts can contain phishing links designed to steal personal info or may infect user's phone.2017-11-19 00:55:13
According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, citizens lose millions of dollars, each year, by responding fraudulent text messages. Scammers use deceptive text messages to lure consumers into providing personal or financial information2017-11-18 22:40:22
Report spam SMS to ACMA by forwarding to 0429 999 888. If you have a grievance about a specific SMS message, submit a complaint to the ACMA or contact the ACMA on 1300 855 180.2017-11-18 22:27:50
Organizations must only send marketing text messages to individuals, if they have agreed to receive them, except where there is a clearly defined customer relationship. Forward spam SMS messages to 7726 for the network operator to act.2017-11-18 22:03:32