DORSET Police have warned residents across the county of scam calls by companies claiming to be from the National Crime Agency.

The automated calls state that National Insurance number has been suspended.

People who receive these calls are instructed to “press one on their handset to be connected to the caller”, which will allegedly fix the problem and even be issued a new National Insurance number.

Office advise people to not to respond to these calls as it could lead to the fraudsters gaining control of your personal details.

A spokesman from Dorset Police said: “There is a new scam doing the rounds which is an automated telephone call which is purporting to be from the National Crime Agency stating that your National Insurance number has been suspended as it has been compromised by criminals.

“Do not respond to this call - they are after your hard-earned money. This is a scam.” Scams can be reported to Action Fraud via the website or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Additionally, if you’ve received a suspicious phone call, you can help the HMRC’s investigations by providing your phone number, the caller’s phone number, the date and time of the call and a brief description to