Yet another Council Tax scam…
Release date: 28 June 2017
Cotswold District Council has been made aware that a company called ‘Sure Claims’ is calling local residents to advise them that their property may not be in the correct Council Tax payment band. The company representative tries to arrange a time to visit residents with a view to carrying out a detailed Council Tax assessment. This is one of a number of similar scams that have come to light over the last year or so.
We are reminding residents that they should contact the Valuation Office Agency directly on 03000 501 501 if they believe that their property is not in the correct Council Tax band – there is absolutely no need for a third party to represent their interests. Please ignore any offers of assistance, especially if you are asked to disclose your banking details. You may even wish to alert the police if the caller is persistent.