Council tax refund scam – warning
Beware bogus calls allegedly from the District Council. The caller claims you are owed a council tax refund as your council tax banding has been too high in the past.
The telephone number of the bogus person is 0808 1646333.
Please do not enter into any discussions with the caller. Most importantly, do not disclose any personal information such as bank details.
For more information on how to identify council tax and business rates scams, and what you can do to avoid them, see the GOV.UK webpage.
Appealing a council tax band
If you wish to appeal against your council tax banding, you can do this yourself very easily by contacting the District Valuation Office on 03000 501 501. It is not a complicated procedure, there is no requirement whatsoever for a third party to intervene and it will not cost you anything.