People are being warned not to fall for the latest scam.

This sees a threatening voicemail or automated message being left on your phone from someone pretending to be from HM Revenue and Customs.

The call demands money or threatens a lawsuit is being brought against you from HMRC.

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However, the organisation has confirmed that this is a scam and should be ignored.

If you receive such a call, you are encouraged to report it to HMRC.

You can do this by emailing, or if you receive a text, forward it to 60599. Text messages are charged at your usual network rate.