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Debt collection agencies acting on behalf of HMRC

If you have outstanding tax debts you may receive a letter, telephone call or SMS text from one of the debt collecting agencies below asking you to pay your outstanding arrears.

Advantis Credit Ltd
akinika Debt Recovery Ltd
Apex Credit Management Ltd
Bluestone Credit Management Ltd
Commercial Collection Services Ltd
Credit Solutions Ltd
dlc (formerly Direct Legal & Collections)
drydensfairfax solicitors
Equita Ltd
1st Locate (trading as LCS)
Fredrickson International Ltd
Past Due Credit Solutions (PDCS)
Rossendales Ltd
Sigma Red (formerly known as Commercial Credit Services Group)

Some fraudsters deliberately try to copy HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) branding, or use our name with the aim of getting you to send them money or personal details (such as credit cards or bank details). If you are contacted by anyone stating that they are from HMRC asking for money or personal details (other than the above named private debt collection agencies) you should not respond but instead report the matter to your Tax Office for us to investigate.

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