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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”