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Council tax scam alert

Published Friday, 15 September 2017

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Trading Standards is warning everyone to be aware of fraud calls about council tax refunds.

Our Trading Standards team have received information that some of our customers have been receiving calls claiming they are due a council tax refund.

Residents are then being told that they will get the refund if they pay £74 and are then urged to call the number given. The 'company' calling is using a Bath Street, Glasgow address and is also making follow-up calls.

Trading Standards believe the telephone number might be abroad (possibly Mombasa, Kenya) and would be costly if phoned.

The advise from Trading Standards is therefore to not phone the number given or part with any money.

If you are contacted or think you have been a victim of any other scam, please contact Consumer and Trading Standards.