phone scam warning issued to Burnham-On-Sea residents
new warning has been issued to Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge residents
this week to be aware of a new council tax scam.
District Council is warning residents to be aware of a scam were
homeowners are offered 'deals' to reduce monthly payments or reduce
council tax banding.
company claims to be acting on behalf of Sedgemoor District Council
- but actually isn't.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Residents
have told us that All Claims Solutions - telephone number 0333 0062254
- have called them and is charging a £150 up-front fee via
taking the residents bank account and card details in return for
lowering their council tax band."
is not a phone call from Sedgemoor District Council, despite their
phone number being very similar to that of the council."
Tax bands are set by the Valuation Office Agency and can only be
changed under certain conditions. Details can be found here
and you will not be charged for the service."
"If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax bill and need
help, speak with a member of the Council Tax Team on who will be
able to offer help and advice on 0300 303 7801."
"If you have given over personal details, we would advise you
to call the Police straight away on 101 and report the matter as
an identity theft scam. The Police will also direct you to the Action
Fraud helpline on 0300 123 2040."