Kilburn warned about council tax scammers

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.

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“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