Council Tax Scam

Email scam offers a council tax refund in order to obtain payment details from residents.

 

  • Wednesday, 13 May 2020

    Vale of Glamorgan



 

We have received reports that some residents have been contacted by fraudsters using Gov.uk branding in emails. The emails state that residents are entitled to a reduction in their council tax and offers to pay the reduction directly in to their bank account.

 

Residents are urged not to reply to the emails, click on any links or disclose their bank account details or any other personal information if contacted by anyone offering such a service.

 

Below is an example of the scam emails received by residents:

Council-Tax-Scam email

 

If you have received a suspicious email, please notify the council:

  • 01446 709564

 

 

 

Guidance is also available from the Citizens Advice Consumer Service:

  • 03454 040506