Another Twitter user wrote: “Just had a phone call from this number saying that there was an issue with my National Insurance number.
“Don’t engage with it. #scam.”
“Just got this #scam call with an automated message telling me that my National Insurance number will be terminated. If you do get the call, don’t press one,” someone else penned.
Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said: “We are asking the public to remain vigilant and be cautious of any automated calls they receive mentioning their National Insurance number becoming compromised.