Warning to tax payers

POLICE and Waveney District Council are warning members of the public never to give out personal information, particularly their bank details, after receiving a number of reports from residents who have had telephone calls claiming to offer council tax refunds.

POLICE and Waveney District Council are warning members of the public never to give out personal information, particularly their bank details, after receiving a number of reports from residents who have had telephone calls claiming to offer council tax refunds.

Other local councils and police forces have issued similar warnings in recent days following the phone scam being targeted at council tax payers.

In each of these cases the householder has received a phone call from someone claiming to work for the council and offering tax refunds. The caller has then asked for bank or credit card details.

In one incident yesterday an older lady from the Waveney area received a phone call from a man who said the council were having her property re-banded and that she would receive documents in the post.


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He said there would be a refund dating to the 1990s but the only way she could receive this was via her debit/ credit card. The lady wisely informed him that she would not give out this information and he hung up on her.

Police and Waveney District Council are advising residents to follow her example and refuse to give any details.

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