Scam phone calls about council tax refunds

We have recently seen an increase in calls to us regarding Council Tax scams. 

If you receive an email, text message or phone call offering a Council Tax refund or a Council Tax band reassessment, do not give out any personal information, particularly bank account or debit or credit card details. Delete any emails or texts straight away and block the sender; do not reply or click on any links. If you receive a phone call, end the call as quickly as possible. 

If you are in any doubt please contact us on 01246 217600 and provide as much information as possible so we can put preventative measures in place and warn others. If you have been a victim of fraud please contact the Police straight away, and report it to Action Fraud.

General advice for staying safe online is available on the Get Safe Online website.