This is not the usual - you have a tax refund, click here! If anyone can help, I would be most grateful.
I need to verify that a letter & subsequent emails from a chap who says he works for the Anti Money Laundering Service Remote Compliance Team is genuine.
I have tried calling HMRC several times, with no success. Either the automated system (tell me, in a few words, why you're calling) doesn't understand me, or it puts me through to VAT (who can't redirect & couldn't find a number, even internally, for AML) or it says they're too busy & hangs up or keeps me hanging on for 20 mins, THEN hangs up!
I'm calling the number on the Anti Money Laundering page. I tried calling the 24/7 number to report suspicious activity but they're too busy to answer that too!
I am scheduled for a 9am phone call FROM this chap tomorrow (yes, I know, but I've had other priorities the last 2 weeks) but just wanted to be sure it's all legitimate. I'm, stressing as it is because they sent me 193 pages of legislation, most of which, surely doesn't apply as I'm 'only' a bookkeeper and I've explained I only process transactions, I do NOT advise, I do NOT deal with clients cash, I do NOT work for anyone I don't meet, I do NOT work for high-cash / overseas / or anyone I don't feel comfortable about and I insist they all have an accountant who surely is also registered & does the necessary compliance anyway?
Anyone else had a letter from Barry Stuart or any dealings with email [email protected]?