We have recently become aware of the evolution of a new fraud attempt whereby someone is calling and pretending to be from HMRC’s Debt Department, stating that they will shortly be commencing legal action and that you should ‘press 1’ to speak to a case worker. This is a hoax. Please do not worry about or respond to this.
As a general rule, HMRC will only contact you by post, so any emails or phone calls are likely to be a scam. If you are uncertain about any communications purporting to be from HMRC, please contact us before acting and we can advise you accordingly.