BOGUS letters telling citizens they are entitled to a council tax refund or discounts off their next bill should be ignored, councils across the UK have warned.
Letterboxes are twitching as millions of council tax bills have landed with a thud on the doormats of homes up and down the country in the past few weeks.
And the offer of a council tax re-banding, reduction in monthly payments or even the elusive rebate could sound very enticing to those households trying to keep an eye on the pennies.
Council tax bills have landed with a thud on the doormats of homes up and down the UK
One scam currently in operation in Somerset asks for you to confirm your bank details in an email to receive a refund for your previous year’s Council Tax bill.
But once the con artists have hoodwinked their victim, they reveal the target will have to pay a small “administration fee” of anything between £60 and £350 to get their hands on the cash.
Then, when the payment is cleared, all contact is ceased.