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104,774 Fake HMRC Phone Scams Last Year…

Did you know that in 2016 there was a reported 407 fake HMRC phone scams? Fast forward to 2018 and that number is…

104,774!

Yes you read that right. We are not pulling your chain or winding you up, and we are definitely NOT leading you down the garden path.

If you are a contractor who is registered with HMRC then you are in the firing line of these fraudsters. They are out to get you, and will not stop, ever, until you have been scammed.

That my friend is the harsh reality of the world we live in these days. Scamming is a lucrative game, and these scammers go by the fake name…of HMRC.

One way they have worked out to con and deceive you is by “spoofing” the official HMRC hotline number.

In other words, they call you up and on your caller ID you see a genuine number, even though they could be calling you from the other side of the world.

Once these fake HMRC callers convince you they are legit, then it doesn’t take long for them to pounce and go for the kill…often getting your bank account details or demanding a payment from your debit or credit card.

Fortunately, it looks as though fake HMRC phone spoofing may be coming to an end in 2019. Officials at HMRC have worked closely with the phone companies, and new technology was introduced to stop the spoofs.

Hopefully we have seen the end of HMRC spoofing, but you can guarantee these scammers will find another way to try and enter your bank account.

If you ask me, the best way to secure yourself against scammer, fraudsters, and rogues of the night is to hire a contractor accountant.

Then, you hand over your tax affairs to them, and if anyone phones up claiming to be from HMRC you simply say…

“Speak to my contractor accountant!” before slamming the phone down.

It really is as simple as that folks.

And the best part? You are in the right place place, right now, to find the top contractor accountants in the UK in 2019.

All you have to do is look to the right hand side of the web page, right now, and see our recommended and trustworthy choices.

Our website is the choice of a new generation. A generation of contractors who will NOT be scammed and taken for a ride. A generation of contractors who want to pay less tax (legally) and to get their tax return in on time, every time.

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