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Council Tax Scam Warning

Alert message sent 08/12/2016 10:09:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police

Dear Citizen

I have received the following information via North Aldridge Neighbourhood Watch about an Aldridge man who has been caught by the old 'council tax refund' scam. Please warn your friends and neighbours. Note scammers will stay on the line so when you call the 'council' you are in fact speaking to an accomplice.

If you know of anyone who receives such a call please ask them to contact the police so we can get a picture of the scale of this problem and warn others.

Warning. New Telephone Scam going around Aldridge today (7 December 2016) and it is likely to spread to other parts so please share and warn your elderly relatives and friends.
We have had a report this evening from the daughter of an elderly gentleman in Aldridge to say her father had been scammed and could we please warn others.
Elderly resident receives telephone call from person (man) claiming to be from Walsall Council saying they are reviewing council tax on properties and his property may be entitled to a rebate. However in order to obtain the rebate he was asked for his banking details into which the rebate would be paid. However there was an admin fee of £65 that needed to be paid up front in order to receive any rebate and this will be taken from his bank account first.
The man is very convincing and says the details can be confirmed by ringing the council on 0300 3034570.
The elderly resident rang the number. A lady answered and confirmed all the details she is also very convincing.
The Resident thinks he will be getting a refund but has lost £65 that no doubt will be taken from their bank account.
The daughter has confirmed with the council this is a scam the police are being informed.

Kevin Pitt
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Kevin Pitt (Police Staff, Partnerships Engagement Officer, Walsall)

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