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Gedling leader issues warning after fraudsters target borough residents with council tax scam

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Gedling borough residents have been warned after reports that fraudsters have been targeting people with a council tax phone scam. 

People living in the borough have reported receiving a phone call purporting to be from Gedling Borough Council claiming they were due a council tax rebate. 

The fraudsters then attempt to get bank details from the victim, saying the information is needed to pay the rebate.

Following increasing reports, the leader of Gedling Borough Council, Cllr John Clarke, issued a warning to residents.

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He said: “We’ve been made aware of a council tax phone scam taking place, including recently in the Daybrook area.

“We’re asking residents to take care if anyone contacts you to discuss your council tax, especially if they are offering a substantial refund and asking for bank details.

“Our officers may occasionally contact residents directly to discuss their accounts and offer refunds, but if you have any doubt who you are speaking to, take their name and call our switchboard number 0115 901 3901 and speak to our council tax department.”

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