HMRC allow big organisations such as Google and Starbucks to operate in the UK paying virtually nothing in taxation, and seem to resist engagement with them for fear of losing, or is it just too difficult as they have to do some work! however, individual people like us get the full weight of HMRC on our cases as they know we are soft targets, and no matter what we do to try to defend ourselves they just plough the pressure back on without even listening to a single word we throw their way in our defence. It’s a complete shambles that they totally disregard our position and individual cases.
All pension scam victims experience profound misery, worry, stress and sleepless nights. Few have the strength to speak out and tell the world what it is like to be the victim of this despicable financial crime. I asked David King, one of the Ark victims, to write his story:
“Firstly without you and your team fighting our case I think the casualty list would be extremely high as I know personally the effect its had on me and my family, and I consider myself an average person in this world so it has to be that others suffer the same as me but just don’t shout aloud how much this has affected people.
HMRC, well where do I start, well let me say this, since 2011 I have lived in fear of the postman and anything coming via the post from HMRC. Every time a letter comes I shudder in fear of a tax demand, even though it may be the gas bill my mind always worries and makes me ill with worry. I am sure other like minded people will have endured the delights of HMRC and their approach with zero empathy and zero concerns; they could not care less what the impact is to individuals of these multiple frauds.
The postman still comes and when I hear the van and then our post box I shudder; I have not had a proper nights sleep in years and I worry each and every day if this is the week I get hit hard and have to find monies I just don’t have. HMRC have turned my life into a misery as I am not knowing what is going to happen; we are all tax paying citizens and we all deserve a fair and equitable hearing and one that will provide closure in a positive way so we can piece back together our lives and get back to being families with lives to lead, in an enjoyable manner, something that HMRC have taken away.”