Supreme Court Impersonation Scams
We have been made aware of an increase in scammers contacting people using the details of the Supreme Court and other government departments to extort money.
- Claim that you are involved in a legal case with the court, this is not true, you will know if you have a legal case with the court.
- Clone genuine phone numbers to make threatening calls asking for money. In some cases, people have been asked to look up the Court's website to 'verify' that the number they are being called from is a real phone number.
- Use the UK Supreme Court's name, logo, names of people who work for the Supreme Court, our address and telephone number, which will make them look very convincing.
- Use genuine looking email addresses. Emails from the Court will only ever come from addresses ending @supremecourt.uk
- Say the Court are working with HMRC, local councils, the police or UK Visas and Immigration, to demand money and threaten arrest, we do not work with these organisations or arrest people.
Do not disclose your personal details or pay any money to anyone contacting you claiming to be from the Court.
Report suspicious letters, emails and phone calls
If you have suffered financial loss or want to report a scam contact Action Fraud – the UK's national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre. You can call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 (please note this number will be charged at your normal network rate).