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Overpaid Council Tax scam

A local council has received reports from residents being phoned by scammers purporting to be from the council, requesting their bank details to refund overpaid Council Tax.


People should not give out bank details to callers claiming to be offering tax rebates.

Don’t fall victim to Council Tax scams

This scam has recently been reported in Stafford, but reports of fraudsters operating a similar scam have been received across the UK. All UK residents should be vigilant about this type of scam.

If you have lost money to any type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud.

Read more about the Council Tax rebate scam on Stafford Borough Council’s website.

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To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.

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