Council Tax Refund ScamFebruary 8, 2010
Below is a press release from Aylesbury Vale District Council warning constituents to be on their guard against a recent Council Tax refund scam.
AVDC Press Release:
Residents are being urged to be on their guard against bogus officials offering to give council tax refunds.
People are being telephoned and told they may qualify for a refund and then asked for their bank account details so the payment can be made. In previous cases they have been asked for an administration fee too. A number of people in the Vale have already been targeted.
Jeff Membery, Revenues and Benefits Manager, said: “We have reported these incidences to Bucks Trading Standards but are concerned that other residents could fall for this scam and lose money. We urge everyone to be vigilant and not to give out any sensitive information to unknown callers, either on the phone or in person.”
Residents who receive any such approach should contact the Thames Valley Police on 0845 8505 505.