Compromised National Insurance Number

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    We’ve had two phone calls (on our mobile phone) in one day, both telling us that our National Insurance Number has been “compromised”. Before they take legal steps, you’re supposed to press 1, which of course we didn’t do. It’s a recorded female voice, and the phone number was different each time, but each time the first 8 digits are identical to our number. Very weird.

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    Thank you, your expertise in finding out these things is very much appreciated! Will report it as outlined.

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    This seems to be a new, but trending, scam. Revenue and Customs are aware and offer advice:

    “Do not telephone the number provided, or provide anyone with your personal details, including your bank or credit card information.

    “HMRC is aware of these automated phone call scams.

    “To help their investigations you should report full details of the scam by email to: phishing@hmrc.gov.uk, including the:

    – date of the call

    – phone number used

    – content of the call.”

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