I rang them cunts up by mistake, got a missed call from a London number, at the time I was waiting for a redundancy call (all good now) and a follow up call from a phone interview with a potential job.
So I ring them up an get through to “HMRC” and they ask for my name and “ah yes I can see your call logged here blah blah blah, yes you owe over 3 grand in back taxes from 2015, failure to comply with with us will result in a high court sherrif and police blah blah”. I’m googling the number as he speaks.
So I ask him to confirm my national insurance number address etc and suddenly he starts spouting about data protection laws. And then begins to ask me for my details.
I laugh and ask how his mother would feel about him stealing for a living.
“I work for the HMRC this is a genuine call.”
“If it’s a genuine call then the police will know where to find me. One last question before I hang up are you in a call center?”
"Are you wearing a headset with a cable?
“Do me a favour, rap it round your neck and fucking kill yourself you cunt.”
I was livid. Not so much at the attempted scam but that there’s poor buggers out there who will and have fallen for it.