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People warned of 'council' scam

Taxpayers in Shropshire have been warned by council chiefs about a scam in which fraudsters are posing as them.

Shropshire Council said hoax callers were contacting residents at home and asking for their bank details, saying they are due for a council tax rebate.

Callers have been telling people the banding of their homes has changed and therefore they are owed a refund.

Council officials said they did not contact residents over the phone to arrange refunds.

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