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Council tax scam warning

Nelson Town Hall
Nelson Town Hall
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Residents in Pendle are being targeted in their own homes in a fake council tax scam.

Pendle Borough Council has issued a warning to residents about the scam currently operating in the borough.

Bogus enforcement officers have been telephoning homes and claiming to be working on behalf of the council.

They have then told the householders that they are in arrears with their council tax and try to persuade them to hand over their bank details.

Fraudsters are also contacting residents to tell them they’re entitled to a council tax refund following overpayments. Again they try and persuade residents to hand over their bank details so that the refund can be processed.

Philip Mousdale, Corporate Director at Pendle Council, said: “Please be on your guard against scams like these. We would never ask for your bank details so please never give them out to anyone.”

If you have been contacted by someone who has asked for your bank details please report it to the council on 01282 661661.