Voucher Scam – HMRC

Police have received a report from a resident in Chipping Campden that an elderly member of their family has been scammed out of money by being asked to buy iTunes / Google play vouchers from a local store. This has originated by a phone call telling the victim they owe the Inland Revenue tax and it can be paid by vouchers.

This is an on going scam which is targeting elderly and vulnerable people. Police have been around local stores to make shop assistance aware of this to try and prevent vouchers being purchased in large monetary values.

Police are asking the public to make their elderly relative aware so they know to put the phone down if asked to pay a ta bill. HMRC do not ask for payment in vouchers and never ask for payments over the phone.