Warn­ing over tax call scam

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE are be­ing urged to be vig­i­lant fol­low­ing re­ports of a coun­cil tax scam go­ing on in the Chiltern area.

On Thurs­day last week Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil re­ceived a re­port from a Che­sham res­i­dent who re­ceived a tele­phone call from some­one claim­ing to be from the coun­cil stat­ing that they were look­ing at the coun­cil tax charges of the prop­erty as they be­lieved it may have been banded in­cor­rectly.

The fraud­ster asked for debit card de­tails and wanted to charge £68 to check.

The res­i­dent asked them to call back be­cause they did not feel it was a le­git­i­mate call.

Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil has con­firmed that this is not some­thing it would ever do and if other res­i­dents re­ceive a sim­i­lar tele­phone call, they should not to di­vulge per­sonal or debit / credit card de­tails.

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