REPORTS OF SCAM CALLS PURPORTING TO BE FROM HMRC DROP BY 97% – Island …

I like to find examples of success in combating scams. Here’s a positive story about the UK tax authorities…:

[…] Some HMRC-themed scams originate abroad. HMRC works closely with national and international law enforcement agencies to combat scams, including collaboration with India as a key international partner in tackling the organised crime groups that run these scams. Work by the Indian authorities last year resulted in multiple arrests and the closure of criminal call centre operations. In June 2021, 51 people were arrested at 2 call centres in Delhi, India, that were dedicated to facilitating HMRC scams.

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