Brits are being urged to stay alert for National Insurance scams where fraudsters try to steal your personal details.

The scam involves someone contacting you out of blue, to falsely claim your National Insurance number has been “compromised” or used in illegal activity.

They’ll wrongly tell you that you need a new number, and will ask you to “press one on your handset to be connected to the caller” – but this “caller” is actually a scammer who will ask for your personal details.

Once they’ve asked for information about yourself, they can then use this information to commit fraud in your name.

If you receive one of these calls, you should hang up the phone and not hand over any sensitive information.

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