Council Tax Text Message Scam

Published: Friday, 22nd April 2016

We have been made aware of the following scam, targeting Council Tax payers.

Text messages have been sent appearing to be from GOV.UK. They advise customers they are due a refund, and prompt them to click on a website link where they request bank details. This website has been disguised as an HMRC website.

Please be aware of this scam, and if you are in any doubt, contact the Council directly on 01865 249811 to check the details.

The Council will NEVER ask you for your card verification number (3 digits on the back of your bank card), in relation to a refund being paid.