We have seen a number of clients receive bogus calls, supposedly from HMRC, informing clients that a warrant is about to be issued against them and they should contact the number in the message urgently to prevent this. In one case a client was told they owed £4,000 from several years ago. These calls have all originated from Manchester based numbers, but be aware that they could come from anywhere.
HMRC have confirmed that they are aware of this and that this is a scam. If you receive one of these messages do not respond, and most certainly do not make any payment over the telephone.
If in any doubt please check with us first!