Published: Monday, 21st November 2016
We have received a report of a local resident receiving an email reputedly from HM Revenue and Customs advising a Council Tax refund was due.
HM Revenue and Customs do not deal with Council Tax payments and are therefore not in a position to repay Council Tax.
If you receive such an email please disregard it.
Legitimate Council Tax refunds
Council Tax refunds are dealt with by our Customer Services staff who should be contacted with any queries regarding balances or refunds due.
Anyone who has received an email or call that they are concerned about should contact us immediately on 0300 100 1800.
Cold calls and emails
Residents should be extremely wary of unsolicited emails and phone calls and if in any doubt, should not give out personal details or click on associated links.
Protect yourself against scams
More information about protecting yourself from bogus phone callers or identity theft, fraud and scams is available from the Police Scotland website.