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Council tax email fraud - Don't get scammed

Residents have been in contact to let us know they have received emails claiming to be from their local district council, offering refunds for council tax.

The emails are similar to the example below:

"Hello, After checking my records I can confirm that a refund was issued for the amount of £341.04 on 01.03.2017. You should receive the refund in your bank account after you confirm your details in the FORM provided in this email and early in the week the amount owed to you will be credited in your bank account. We are sorry for the delay with this tax refund being issued".

Boston Borough Council did not send an email like this and anyone receiving similar is advised to ignore or delete them. Responding could place you at risk of fraud.