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Fake emails circulating on tax refunds

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

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FAKE emails claiming to offer council tax refunds are being circulated by fraudsters.

East Staffordshire Borough Council is warning residents to be on a fake email from REFUND@direct.gov.uk claiming that individuals are eligible for a council tax refund and in return asking for confidential bank and credit card details and passwords.

Councillor Michael Fitzpatrick, deputy leader for finance at the borough council, said: “East Staffordshire Borough Council will never text or email a resident to ask for personal information.

“Unfortunately some people will be taken in by such a scam but if you receive such a message please do not reply to it.”

Those wishing to report attempted scams can report it to the police online at: www.actionfraud.police.uk or alternatively get in contact with the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline via telephone on 08454 040506.

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