LB Hounslow warns against Council Tax fraudsters

LB Hounslow has issued a warning about bogus phone calls from fraudsters, who are claiming they are issuing Council Tax rebates.

The fraudsters claim they are working on behalf of the council to issue the Government’s £150 Council Tax rebate and have been calling Hounslow residents asking for bank details.

Hounslow Council said they will never phone and ask for bank details, and there is nothing that residents need to do at the moment with regard to the rebate. More details will be provided about this at a later date.

The Council asks that if you receive a phone call, and the caller says they work for Hounslow, ask for a name and then call the main switchboard number to verify the details if you are not sure that it is a genuine call.

If you suspect that a crime is being attempted, then you can report it to the the Police by calling 101.

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