The latest scam is people saying they are from the taxation office and if you do not comply with their requests they threaten to call the police.
It is convincing because they have a network of people involved in these scams and can provide return phone numbers and a scammed back up system.
The advice is – hang up. As soon as you realise it is not an expected phone call or someone you know – hang up. Important taxation or legal communications are done by post.
Never give out bank details – hang up and then block the caller. You cannot be threatened with police if you don’t hear them say it so stop the call before they say it and frighten you.
Everyone can become a victim and sometimes it is so convincing it is hard to ignore but ignore and hang up is what you must do.