Residents are being warned about a council tax scam.

Castle Point Council wants homeowners to be aware of an email scam purporting to come from Freedom of Information Act Team asking people to give out personal details in order to receive a council tax refund

If anyone receives an email like that described they must not give away any information as this potentially gives fraudsters access to your money. Instead, delete it and report it.

Castle Point Council does not ask for information in this way and will not cold call, text or email you asking for bank details or other personal information.

The council has said it will refund anyone who is conned.

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