Supreme Court Impersonation Scams
Beware of fraudulent activities involving scammers who are cloning the UK Supreme Court's phone numbers and employing our official logo in fake letters and emails. These are attempts to extort tax payments and issue false threats of arrests. We want to assure you that the UK Supreme Court will never solicit any form of payment online or over the phone unless you have applied to have a case heard here. If you have any questions or concerns from anyone purporting to be from the Supreme Court please contact email@example.com. We will be able to help verify the authenticity of the communication in question. Your cooperation in reporting these scams is invaluable in our ongoing efforts to protect the integrity and reputation of the UK Supreme Court.
Suspicious Telephone Calls
We are aware that some members of the public have received telephone calls from people claiming to be from HMRC asking for money and making threating statements, for example claiming The Supreme Court has a warrant out for their arrest or that they owe money.
Other members of the public have also received calls suggesting they owe council tax or requesting for payments on alleged debts to be made in Amazon gift vouchers.
Scammers may also suggest that there are issues with an individual’s immigration status. This may involve claims of a court case against them at the Supreme Court or the need to pay legal fees or fines.
These are scams, and if you receive such a call you should not disclose your personal details or make a payment.
Due to phone number cloning, these calls may appear to come from UKSC switchboard or Registry numbers.
Please note that members of the public have received scam emails using the UK Supreme Court's name, address and telephone number.
They also sometimes list a member of staff that can be contacted, none of whom exist.
The UKSC will not send emails to any member of the public about a legal matter, unless their case was scheduled to come before the UKSC, which could only occur if the matter has already been heard at the High Court and/or the Court of Appeal.
These emails take different forms, but they usually ask the recipient to click on a link, which could leave a device more vulnerable to a virus or other malware.
We strongly recommend that you do not click on any links, delete the email and block any future messages from that source.
If you have already clicked on the enclosed link, then we suggest you scan your phone/computer for possible viruses.
Please note that the UKSC is not able to provide any specific technical advice.
There may be other emails and/or documents purporting to be about job offers, property or inheritance, none of which are valid. The UKSC has nothing to do with financial transactions of this kind.
For further information on scam calls.
How to report suspicious 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).
If you have any queries about a communication purporting to be from the UK Supreme Court, you can contact us at:
or you can report to the police's "Action Fraud" line at
Examples of Scam emails and letters