Council warns residents over council tax

PUBLISHED: 11:40 29 June 2011

RESIDENTS are being warned that fraudsters are targeting council tax payers over the phone and have urged them not to give out any personal bank details.

Braintree District Council is once again keen to warn residents that phone fraudsters are in action across the district.

A spokesman said: “A number of residents have reported that they had received telephone calls at their homes informing them they are due a substantial refund on the council tax payments they have made.

“Posing as employees of a government department, the callers promise a council tax refund – they then ask the householder to provide their bank account details.

“The council wishes to stress that, under no circumstances should a resident give their bank account details over the phone.”

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