Someone has been calling people pretending to be from the local authority
Plymouth City Council is warning residents about scammers pretending to be them.
Trading Standards say locals are being called by someone who asks for their bank details to issue a council tax refund due to 'a computer breakdown'.
The authority is warning people to not give out any personal information if they are contacted.
They also say that staff will not ask for card details unless they are taking a payment from you and if you are owed a rebate, they will be able to verify your address and the Council Tax reference number.
Trading Standards are warning that Plymouth residents are being called by someone pretending to be from @plymouthcc who asks for bank details to issue a Council Tax refund due to ‘a computer breakdown’. If unsure, contact the Council 01752 668000. Be #scamaware pic.twitter.com/BcdPMHA3au— Plymouth City Council: Public Protection (@PlymouthEHTS) July 14, 2020