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Warning. HMRC Spoof 0300 Calls.Fraud.
May 27th, 2016 at 2:41am
 
"Police are warning the UK public about a new scam where fraudsters are pretending to be from HM Revenue & Customs, and asking people to pay bogus taxes using iTunes gift cards. Hundreds of cases have been reported to police in the past month, all of which included demands for Apple voucher codes."

The scammers are contacting people in three ways one of which is
Spoofed calls: Victims are  being cold-called using a “spoofed” 0300 200 3300 number.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/apple-itunes-gift-card-scam-revealed
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Reply #1 - May 27th, 2016 at 7:48am
 

iTunes gift vouchers? People fall for this?

Presumably, voucher usage is tracelble to an account and a physical device, but not necessarily an owner?

Beware of people selling voucher codes on eBay and elsewhere. This may be one source of those.

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Reply #2 - May 27th, 2016 at 7:52am
 

bigjohn wrote on May 27th, 2016 at 2:41am:
...fraudsters are pretending to be from HM Revenue & Customs... Victims are  being cold-called using a “spoofed” 0300 200 3300 number.

This shows, again, that CLI is worthless and cannot be trusted. It makes a mockery of recent regulations requiring cold callers to show CLI.

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Re: Warning. HMRC Spoof 0300 Calls.Fraud.
Reply #3 - May 27th, 2016 at 8:00am
 
MEMBERS BEWARE!!!   Neither the H.M.R.C. the banks or any respecting organization will contact customers or clients asking for cash. Never divulge any information from an incoming caller chance are its a SCAM.

AND ALWAYS HANG UP CLEAR THE LINE BEFORE MAKING A CALL OTHERWISE IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE CALLER TO CONTROL THE CALL

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Reply #4 - May 28th, 2016 at 4:53pm
 
"Hello, we would like to steal some money from you."
"How much would you like?"
"£15,000"
"OK, how would you like me to pay you?"
"iTunes gift codes would be great"
"Thanks, I'll do that right now. Thieves are so polite these days."
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