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.

  • Wednesday, 23 January 2019

    Vale of Glamorgan


 

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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 city.council.payroll.services.gov.uk@tax.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:

  • 03454 040506