We are aware that a number of people have recently received either a telephone call or e-mail purporting to originate from HMRC advising that their National Insurance Account has been compromised.

HMRC have issued assurances that these are scams and you should not reply to any e-mails or give out any information over the telephone.

HMRC have confirmed that all correspondence from HMRC is sent by post to the individuals home address – they do not contact individuals by telephone or e-mail.

Please take care and if you are in any doubt about any contact from HMRC please do not hesitate to contact your main contact at Barrons