Newham Council warns residents over the council tax support scheme scam.
Newham Council is warning residents to beware of scammers sending letters to potential victims, claiming they qualify for council tax support, as long as they provide their personal details, including bank account details.
Newham Council would never ask for details in this way. If you are concerned about correspondence you receive purporting to be from the Council, especially if it asks you to provide personal details including bank details, you can should ring on 020 8430 2000 and speak to a member of the team, in this case the Council Tax team.
Councillor Terence Paul, Cabinet member for finance, said: “Please beware and do not fall for this scam. This is a con-trick operated by criminals, posing as employees of Newham Council in a bid to steal your money.
“Anyone who is concerned should get in touch with the Council.”
If you receive any calls, emails, text or social media messages claiming to be from the Council, check they are genuine before following any of the instructions.