Be aware of scam emails

The council is warning residents to be on their guard after a spate of scam emails about council tax

The email asks you to click on a link and confirm bank details in order for a refund of council tax to be credited to your bank account.

Please be aware that the council will never email to ask you to confirm bank details in this way.

Here are some tips from the GOV.UK website to help avoid falling victim to internet scams and phishing

  • Inform the police if you believe that anyone is impersonating staff from your local council or the valuation office.
  • Never give your bank details over the phone if you are not sure who you are dealing with
  • Never click on any links in emails, download attachments or reply to text messages if you are not sure they are genuine

If you suspect you have been the victim of a scam you can get advice and report it at GOV.UK.

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