West Mercia Police are urging Telford residents to be aware of a recent spate of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
The fraudsters are claiming to be from HMRC and are telling targeted victims that they owe an outstanding debt. In most cases they ask for payment in iTunes gift card voucher codes.
Victims are being contacted in a variety of methods by fraudsters including by phone, voicemail and text.
Fraudsters like iTunes gift cards to collect money from victims because they can be easily redeemed and easily sold on. The scammers don’t need the physical card to redeem the value and instead get victims to read out the serial code on the back over the phone.
For more information please visit the action fraud website.
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