Wakefield Council warn of council tax refund scam

The company claims residents are paying too much council tax due to being in the wrong band.
The company claims residents are paying too much council tax due to being in the wrong band.

Wakefield Council have warned residents to be wary of a new council tax scam.

As part of the scam, residents receive a text, claiming to be from Wakefield Council, and are asked to provide bank details under the pretence of receiving a council tax refund.

These details may they be used to gain access to an individual’s bank account.

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A spokesperson said: “We are aware of a scam where people are receiving text messages claiming to be from Wakefield Council giving a link to follow for a Council Tax refund and asking for bank details. 

“We will not ask you for these details by text message. Please do not reply to these messages.”

For help with or queries about your council tax, visit the Wakefield Council website.

To find out how to challenge your council tax band for free, or for advice on avoiding scams, visit the Gov.uk website.