Melton residents warned about Council Tax scam

Melton residents have been warned about scammers posing as council officials to get access to people’s bank account information.

Thursday, 24th January 2019, 2:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 6:53 pm
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The borough council say the con involves victims being offered a refund on their Council Tax.

A spokesperson for Melton Council said: “We have been made aware of a scam that’s currently in operation where people are calling residents pretending to be from Melton Borough Council and saying that they have a Council Tax refund due before asking for their bank details.

“Melton Borough Council will never call and ask for a resident’s bank details.”

The government has issued guidance to protect against becoming a scamming victim and the council advises residents to look at this information.

It can be accessed online at www.gov.uk/guidance/council-tax-and-business-rates-scams while any local people concerned about a call of this nature, involving a Council Tax refund offer, are advised to telephone the council on 01664 502502.

Has a scammer targeted you by posing as a Melton Borough Council official and offered a refund on your Council Tax. Email [email protected] with the details and a contact phone number.