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Stevenage residents warned over tax scam

PUBLISHED: 17:29 28 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:47 20 February 2013

Stevenage Borough Council is warning residents not to fall prey to a council tax scam operating in the town.

Stevenage Borough Council is warning residents not to fall prey to a council tax scam operating in the town.


Several reports have been received in the last week from people who have been telephoned by scammers posing as council tax officers. The callers have been claiming to offer a rebate of up to 7,000 in reward of a good tax record.


Residents were asked to confirm their name, address and bank account details so that a refund could be issued.


'Council staff will never ask you to confirm bank account or other sensitive details over the phone, so we urge residents not to be taken in by this scam,' said Councillor Joan Lloyd, Executive member for Resources.


'Wed like to remind everyone to be on their guard and contact the council if youre unsure about any calls relating to council tax.'


Anyone receiving a suspicious call should either get in touch with the council on 01438 242242 or notify the Police on the new non emergency number 101 or 01707 354000.

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