Vale Residents Warned about Council Tax Scam
Residents are being warned about scams seemingly offering a number of Council Tax services in order to obtain payment details.
Several residents have reported that they have been contacted by fraudsters, using HMRC and GovDelivery branding in their emails, and asked to either:
Claim a Council Tax refund
Pay an outstanding payment
Apply for their Council Tax Banding to be lowered
Reported correspondence from the fraudsters has been sent by 'Andrew Walsh, Head of Digital Communication Services' under the 'Council Tax & Payroll Service' header from the email@example.com email address.
Residents are urged not to disclose bank account details or any other personal information if contacted by anyone offering such a service.
Anyone who is contacted by the above contact is asked to notify the Council either by calling 01446 709564 or by emailing CouncilTax@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.
Guidance is also provided by Citizen’s Advice Consumer Service: