The phone call, which features an automated voice, is a threatening one which may scare those who are not already aware of the scam.

The caller informs Britons that fraud has taken place using their National Insurance number, and that HMRC will be prosecuting them, as well as suspending their number. 

With the threat of arrest and a supposed “pending lawsuit”, individuals are encouraged to press one on their keypad in order to speak to an operator.

From this point onwards, people will be asked to provide bank details to settle a fine, rectify the issue, and to avoid legal action going forward.

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