Council tax identity theft

image006RBKC has sent out a warning about a gang conning residents into giving them their personal details under the guise of receiving a ‘council tax adjustment’. This is what the council says: ‘Unsolicited emails and phone calls have been received by residents purporting to be from the RBKC Council Tax section. In the emails residents are told that, as a result of an adjustment by the Listing Officer of the Valuation Office Agency, their address has been downgraded for council tax purposes and they are entitled to a refund for previous overcharges. In order to obtain a refund residents are asked to scan and send a copy of their latest council tax bill and also a copy of their UK driving licence or passport.’ They are also given an option to post copies of the documents to the Town Hall but  the council says no such council tax adjustment exists. For information on how to protect your identity go to rbkc.gov.uk/protectyouridentity

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