Auckland Council is warning residents of a phone scam involving someone claiming to be from ‘‘Auckland District Council’’ and demanding money. The person is asking for bank account details to pay off an infringement notice. One woman who handed over her details had a direct debit set up in her name and $150 taken from her account. Auckland Council says they would never ask for bank account details over the phone. Anyone who receives a call of this nature should record the phone number the call is coming from if possible, then contact and pass the details on to police.