Search

Kilburn warned about council tax scammers

PUBLISHED: 13:45 10 February 2011

Scammers pretending to be council tax officials are conning people out of money

Scammers pretending to be council tax officials are conning people out of money

getty

Con-artists are pretending to be council tax officials offering refunds

Kilburn residents are being urged not to hand out personal details over the phone after scammers pretending to be council tax officials tricked residents across London into handing over their personal details.

The con-artists call and email people claiming to be from the council tax head office in London offering refunds of hundreds of pounds.

They trick people into handing out personal details, including their bank account numbers.

As part of the scam, three phone numbers have been given to people who want more information about their supposed refunds – 0208 123 0965, 0203 286 1358 and 0208 123 2739.

But the numbers are in no way connected to council tax collection in Camden.

Cllr Abdul Hai, Camden Council cabinet member for community safety, said: “It pays to be extra vigilant, especially when being asked for personal information.

“Anyone who is unsure about the validity of a call or e-mail claiming to be on behalf of the Council should get in touch with us before they give out any information.”

Anyone with concerns about their Council Tax should call Camden Council on 0207 974 6470.

To report a scam call Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Brent & Kilburn Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Kilburn Times