phone scam warning issued by council to Burnham residents
new warning has been issued to residents in Burnham-On-Sea and
Highbridge following a fresh phone scam.
District has been contacted by several worried residents in recent
days who have received phone calls from people claiming to be
working with the council.
tricksters tell customers that they are due a reduction in their
Council Tax band and ask them for their bank details to enable
the refund to be made," explained a council spokeswoman.
"However, if any customer has recently received a phone call
and been asked for their bank details they should phone the Council
to check the validity before disclosing any details."
"If, at any time, a customer has any doubt about the identity
of a person telephoning and claiming to work for Sedgemoor they
should request a name and extension number and ring 01278 435435
(Sedgemoor Direct) to confirm the callers identity."
The council advises loal people to check that phone calls are
really from Sedgemoor.