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Beware of scam calls

SEDGEMOOR council is warning residents that the latest scam calls which are doing the rounds are supposedly from HM Revenue & Customs tax office (HMRC).

Several worried residents have contacted SDC to check.

An automated recorded message informs people that they owe tax and that if they don’t ring them back, they will be arrested for non-payment of taxes.

The call numbers do not look like regular telephone numbers.

A council spokesperson said: “These are scam calls.  Residents are advised to finish the call and not ring the telephone number given.

“If you have given over personal details, we would advise you to call the police straight away on 101 and report the matter as an identity theft scam.

“The police will also direct you to the Action Fraud helpline on 0300 123 2040.”

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