Bogus email warning!

Residents have reported receiving a bogus email advising them that they will soon receive a Council Tax refund for a specified amount of money provided they confirm their bank details on a form which is linked to the email.

The suspicious email comes at a time when council tax bills are being sent to millions of homes across the country.

The email looks very professional, originating from a Miss Rourke who is described as a Revenues Advisor at Unity Partnership and using the email address council.tax@council.tax.gov.uk

The Council is strongly advising residents to delete this email and DO NOT access the uppercase ‘FORM’ link in the body of the email which leads to a request for bank account details.” 

Cllr Richard Boyles, cabinet member for finance, asset management & performance said: “This bogus email has been timed so that it coincides with people receiving their council tax bills.

“Anyone who receives an email about a council tax refund which asks them to click a link and complete an online form should ignore it or delete it.”

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