Currently there seems to be a new type of scam operating where a person claims to be from the Council Tax Office.
They tell you that you have missed a payment. They continue to tell you that you must keep your payments up to date in order to prevent a penalty or fine and that they can do this for you by taking a payment over the phone.
They will ask for you credit or debit card details and they will sound convincing.
Never divulge information to a caller who asks you for personal details – if in doubt call the Council Tax Department later in the day – do not call them immediately as the fraudster may not have hung up – ensure you have a real dial tone before making any call.
See also another scam click here
View the council tax website click here
Council Tax Team, Town Hall, Romford. RM1 3BD Call 01708 433997 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
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