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Householders Warned about Council Tax Refund Scam

Published 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

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