Householders Warned about Council Tax Refund ScamPublished Thursday, 13 December 2018
Ribble Valley householders are warned to be on their guard against a malicious e-mail promising a council tax refund.
The e-mail claims to be from the Government (gov.uk) informing recipients that they are due the refund, but includes a link to a particularly malicious web site.
Mark Edmondson, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s head of revenues and benefits, said: “The e-mail is particularly realistic and at first glance appears genuine, but it is not genuine and in fact includes a link to a particularly malicious web site.
“Council tax refunds would never be offered in this way and residents who receive this scam e-mail are advised to double-delete it immediately.”
Stay a Step Ahead of the Scammers
- Don't give your bank details to anyone contacting you by e-mail
- Don't let anyone into your home without checking their identification
- You can verify the identity of anyone claiming to be from Ribble Valley Borough Council by phoning 01200 425111
- Inform the police immediately if you believe anyone is impersonating council staff