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Barnsley woman issues warning after being targeted by phone scam

Friday November 18 2016


A Barnsley woman has issued a scam warning A Barnsley woman has issued a scam warning


A BARNSLEY woman has issued a warning after being targeted by a phone scam aimed at the elderly. 

Samantha Boardman says she received a voicemail from someone posing as HMRC earlier today (November 18), claiming a lawsuit had been filed against her.

The bogus caller then asked Samantha to dial another number in order to speak to a case officer. 

However, quick thinking Samantha Google searched the call after suspecting its legitimacy - and discovered it's a well known scam that usually targets the elderly.

She said: "I had a message on my house phone from someone saying they were from HMRC.

"It went on to say that they are filing a lawsuit against me.

"Obviously this is a scam but don't think a lot of people are aware and when I have Googled it, it says it's targeting older people. I wanted to make people aware and so that elderly people won't fall for it."



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Reply Posted by Darfield Tyke on Friday November 18 2016 at 14:18
Well spotted, I keep a whistle by my phone when a scumbag calls eg, ppi,microsoft, etc I give them a good BLAST it works everytime!! Much better than the Phone Preferance lot.

Reply Posted by Jay on Friday November 18 2016 at 14:30
This happend to me other day and sm not elderly but i have a new phone and it filters calls and i was warned it was a scam so i blocked the number

Reply Posted by lola on Saturday November 19 2016 at 18:45
we all need to be aware of these scams, they usually target the vulnerable, dregs of society they are.

Reply Posted by Harry on Monday November 28 2016 at 14:16
MR C you could get fooled by a child you elongated twonk



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