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Council tax refund scam.

 

Beware council tax refund scam.

A council tax scam is doing the rounds once again. Council tax payers in North East Lincolnshire are being targeted by fraudsters.

The text message reads.

After calculating your council tax year ending2018 we discovered you qualify a refund visit xxxxxxxxxx.com and enter your postcode.The link then opens a webpage that requests you to enter personal details.Such as full name date of birth,postcode and mother’s maiden name.

The website resembles the government’s GOV.UK website but is fake.

North East Lincs Council will never contact you by text to invite you to apply for a Council Tax refund.If you are in doubt contact the Council direct on 0300 303 0164 (option 5).

 

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