Council Tax Scam - Trading Standards Warn Residents
Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning
residents of a scam involving hoax council tax calls.
Reports have been received of callers posing as officers from
the authority’s council tax department. Residents are then advised
that due to an error they are entitled to a council
tax rebate. The caller then requests bank account details
to process the refund. Obviously, the refund is never received
and the scammers are then in possession of important bank account
A Vale of Glamorgan Council spokesperson commented "Vale
residents are urged to refrain from offering important data
such as bank details to anyone unless they are competely sure that
it is safe to do so.
"If you are in any doubt or you require information
relating to your council tax account, you are advised to contact
the Vale of Glamorgan council tax section on 01446 700111."
Residents who have already given their account details over the
phone are advised to contact their banks as soon as possible.
If you believe you’ve received a similar call please report it
Citizens Advice, by calling 08454 04 05 06. This information is
immediately sent to the council’s Trading Standards Service.