Warning over 'National Insurance' automated phone call con
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A warning has been issued over scam automated phone calls about National Insurance numbers.
Officers at Norfolk County Council's Trading Standards department said recent reports include that people's National Insurance numbers have been breached in security risks, used in criminal activities, used fraudulently, been compromised or is about to be cancelled.
Watchdogs said some calls claim to be from the ‘National Crime Agency’, while others are saying they are ‘law enforcement officers’.
The calls ask people to press 1 to stop suspension, cancellation or warrants for arrest being issued.
But a spokesman for Norfolk Trading Standards said: "These calls are a scam and the claims made are not genuine."
They urged people not to press 1, but to report calls to HM Revenue & Customs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, giving details of the date and time, the phone number used and the content of the call.