National Insurance Number Scam – Protect Yourself

It is important that you are aware of the National Insurance Number Scam.

Actionfraud UK has received over 1,000 complaints, in which victims reported receiving an automated telephone call, during which they are told their “National Insurance number has been compromised”.

It’s important to remember if you’re contacted out the blue by someone asking for your personal or financial details, this could be a scam. Even confirming personal details, such as your email address, date of birth or mother’s maiden name, can be used by criminals to commit fraud. If you have any doubts about what is being asked of you, hang up the phone. No legitimate organisation will rush or pressure you.

How to protect yourself from fraudsters

If you receive an unexpected phone call, text message or email that asks for your personal or financial details, remember to:

Stop
Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.

Challenge
Could it be fake? It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

Protect
If you have provided personal details to someone over the phone and you now believe this to be a scam, contact your bank, building society and credit card company immediately and report it.

Please do no hesitate to contact the team if you are are unsure if you have been scammed and need clarification.

Need more information?

It is important that you are aware of the National Insurance Number Scam. If you are unsure contact us – we are more than just your accountant. We offer a wide range of services which are unique to your businesses who are just getting going! Our team of chartered accountants have a wealth of experience in a broad range of sectors, from construction and property to the charity sector. Our team work hard to ensure they create smart and effective tax-efficient solutions for start-ups to optimise growth and help them succeed. If you want to learn more about how the team can help or simply want some start-up advice from a trusted accountant do hesitate to contact us. For more information please do hesitate to contact us on 0161 962 1855. Alternatively you can email us using the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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