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Council officers warn against Council Tax scams

Hyndburn Council officers have warned residents to be on their guard against Council Tax band reduction scams which may be operating in the area. 

The warning comes after a local resident contacted Hyndburn Council to report that they had been cold-called as they were wary of a call they had received reporting to be from the Council.  Cold callers offering to reduce Council Tax bills can be persuasive and the Council recommends that residents be on the lookout for callers claiming to reduce Council Tax bands for a fee or saying that they are on a list of registered agents approved to challenge Council Tax banding. 

Pauline Duckworth, Head of Benefits, Revenues and Customer Contact said: “Challenging a Council Tax band is straight forward and anyone wishing to do so should check the Valuation Office Agency guidelines at www.gov.uk/council-tax-appeals/challenge-your-band - you don’t need to pay anyone to do this for you.  We urge residents to be on their guard, especially if being asked to give out bank details on the promise of a refund.”

 

 

 

 

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