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Police warnings

Devon & Cornwall Police
17 March 2016

We have been made aware of the following scam.

Persons cold call residents by telephone telling the resident that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate. The resident is told that in order to receive the rebate they will need to pay an administration fee in advance. The payment they ask for varies between £60-£350.

The resident provides the details and makes the payment, but then is no longer able to make contact with the person they spoke to on the phone. 

If you receive a similar call please hang up and do not give your card details.

If you have any concerns or information please phone 101. Please inform neighbours of this.