Thursday, 7 November 2019

Council Tax scam warning

Below is a message via ERNLLCA from the Pocklington Town Council clerk with a warning about a Council Tax scam.

Good Afternoon

Please be aware that Pocklington Town Council have received several calls today from residents saying that  a male called “Dave” or “George” is ringing on behalf of the council and is either telling them that they are due a Council tax refund or have underpaid and need to pay the difference (the figures that have been quoted to residents are approx. £80- £100) 

The male is then asking for bank details to make the refund or to take a payment for what is owed.   This is a SCAM,  Pocklington Town Council would never ring you and ask for your bank details or discuss your  council tax payments  with you.  Please do not give any bank /personal details to this male who can become abusive on the phone if he is challenged. 

If you have any concerns then please call into the Council offices  or report to Action Fraud or 0300 123 2040

Gordon Scaife
Town Clerk
Pocklington Town Council

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