People across the country are experiencing bogus calls, letters texts and emails claiming to be from the HMRC, but it is all a scam.

The warning came from Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis on his Twitter page, who has warned people not to get sucked in and the tell-tale signs you need to look out for.

HM Revenue and Customs have also warned people not to fall for the con, and have published the details of their phishing team, where all suspicious contact should be reported, reports Birmingham Live .

On his Twitter page, he posted: "Beware a spate of SCAM HMRC calls eg 'there's warrant for ur arrest,' 'you're being done for fraud!' so 'we need money today!'

"They can spoof it so it comes from HMRC's actual number.

"Never pay. Call HMRC from ANOTHER phone if u want to check."

HMRC replied to the tweet thanking Martin Lewis and informing people how to contact their phishing team

Many people responded to the post after they had experienced a similar situation and informed others of what they did in response.

"I had one and told the caller that I would call HMRC myself to check," one commenter said.

"She replied: 'If you do that, it will mean very big trouble for you, so don’t blame me.'

"I couldn’t help pointing out that I was now certain she was a scammer."

Another said they received the 'extremely nerve-wracking' phone call, but the nasty nature of the caller convinced them it was a scam.

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The HMRC website states that the details of any suspicious emails or phone calls should be forwarded or sent to the HMRC's phising team: phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

Any suspicious text messages should be forwarded to 60599.

"If HMRC needs to contact you about anything confidential they’ll reply by phone or post," they said.

"HMRC never send notifications of a tax rebate or ask you to disclose personal or payment information by email or text message."