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Ignore scam calls on council tax refund
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Never divulge financial information over the phone.

Leeds residents are being told to ignore any phone calls claiming to offer a refund on council tax payments.

Such calls are a scam and the advice is you should immediately hang up if you receive one.

Despite apparently offering a refund of up to £7000 the calls are nothing to do with Leeds City Council.

Under no circumstances give unknown callers your bank details or any other personal financial details.

The caller asks for you to provide personal bank details in order to process the promised money.

Too good

Do not be fooled into parting with any of your details, remember if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

The scam tells people to call a London number that is not connected with the council.

If you do need any information on your council tax you can contact Leeds City Council on 0113 222 4404.

You can also find more information on scams and how to combat them at the Consumer Direct website.




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