Trading Standard scam alert over council tax sweeps the Isle of Wight

police issue safety advice after oaps targeted by scammers on the isle of wight

Trading Standards are receiving reports that residents are receiving calls from the “Valuation Office” advising that they could be on the wrong band and if they gave their card details and made a payment they would look into it. The Valuation Office does not operate in this way- This is a SCAM and the scammers are taking advantage of our Council Tax bills being sent out at this time.

If you receive one of these calls hang up straight away – NEVER give out your bank details over the phone – no legitimate company would ever ask for them in this way.

For advice on scams call – Citizens Advice consumer Helpline: 03454 04 05 06

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