Trading Standards has received information of a phone scam

Trading Standards has received information of a phone scam.

A consumer was cold called and the caller said they were from the Legal Co. for HMRC.  The consumer was threatened with pay that day or court action and was told he could be arrested.  The consumer did offer to give his bank details but the caller didn’t take them.

The caller said the amount was £900 which escalated to £9,000.  The consumer hung up.

Phone number is 014416185057.

HMRC do not phone consumers , they will write to you.

Our advice is to be vigilant with such calls, and be wary.  If it doesn’t sound right, hang up !

Please pass this onto service users, carers, etc.

Trading Standards Service
Civic Centre South
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 576602