NEW SCAM TO BE AWARE OF OFFERING £258 FROM HMRC – DO NOT RESPOND TO IT

A resident has advised me as follows:

“Been alerted to a new scam ( originally came from a retired police officer). “

The scam is a Tweet, What’sApp, Text message that states the following:

“As pert of the NHS promise to battle the Covid-19 virus, HMRC  has issued a payment of £258 as a goodwill payment. Follow the link to apply. There is then a link hmrccovid19payment etc.

They will then ask for bank details, National Insurance number, Passport, any other details they can get hold of.

DO NOT CLICK ON IT  or any other link you receive offering money or asking for bank account details.