Yesterday, one of our team took an automated voice call message saying that they faced an investigation by HMRC as they are taking legal action and to call ‘this number’. A recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, stating that HMRC is bringing a lawsuit against you and is going to sue you.
It’s a fraud. HMRC does issue automated calls but not for something like taking legal action. In addition, they would usually include a reference or identifier. In any event, if in doubt or not, always, always contact HMRC (not via the message, text or email) but check online for a valid number.