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'Please do not fall for this or similar scams' - Council tax text con hits Wandsworth

'Please do not fall for this or similar scams' - Council tax text con hits Wandsworth

Residents are being warned that of a council tax scam making the rounds in Wandsworth.
The fraudsters are sending texts claiming to be from the council offering a refund if you click on a weblink.

If you click through you are directed to a "very realistic" fake gov.uk page inviting you to enter your postcode.

If you do so you will be asked for personal details and the scammers will have access to your personal information and bank details.

This Is Local London:

Wandsworth community services spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “Please do not fall for this or similar scams.

"We will never phone, text or email you to ask for a payment to release a council tax refund or ask for personal bank details and council tax valuation bands are decided by the Valuation Office Agency, not the council.”

The council’s community safety department is urging people never to give their bank details to anyone who unexpectedly calls, emails or comes to their door and to report any suspected scam to Action Fraud.

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