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Council tax scam warning

Residents are being urged not to give out personal information following reports of scam phone calls and e-mails in our district offering either refunds of overpaid Council Tax or asking for payment of an underpaid bill to avoid a fine.

The calls and e-mails claim to be from the local council, valuation office or some similar organisation and they ask for personal information and bank details to allow them to process the refund or payment.

These phone calls and e-mails have no connection to the Council and we urge people not to give their bank details or other personal information to people who contact them out of the blue.

Anyone who is unsure about the validity of a call or e-mail should contact West Oxfordshire District Council on 01993 861040 or email local.taxation@westoxon.gov.uk before giving out any information.

Posted : 15/06/2011 14:36:57

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