Council Tax Scams

Council Tax Scams – Don’t Be A Victim

There are a number of Council Tax scams targeting the Bournemouth area.  The main types of scams are:

Council Tax Refunds

Residents are being targeted by people claiming to be from Bournemouth Council saying they are due a council tax refund and asking for their bank account details to refund the money.  The Council would like to make it clear that refunds are made by cheque where we do not hold someone’s bank details.

If you’re not sure who is calling you, DON’T give your account details over the telephone.  Call Council Tax on 01202 451597 and check to see if the call is genuine.  

Outstanding Council Tax Payments

Residents are being targeted by people claiming to be from Bournemouth Council demanding an immediate payment to cover outstanding Council Tax arrears.  If you owe Council Tax you would have received a Reminder Notice or Final Warning Notice from the Council Tax department telling you how much you owe and how you can pay.

If you’re not sure who is calling you, DON’T give your account details over the telephone.  Call Council Tax on 01202 451597 and check to see if the call is genuine. 

Council Tax Re-banding Service

Some companies will offer to check your Council Tax band and appeal on your behalf.  However they will probably charge you a fee for this. 

The Valuation Office Agency can give your free advice on how to appeal against your Council Tax band.  If you want to know what your Council Tax band is you can check it on the Valuation Office Agency website www.voa.gov.uk, or by phoning them on 03000 501501.  You can also ask the Council’s Council Tax department on 01202 451597.

If you’re not sure who is calling you, DON’T give your account or personal information over the phone.  Call the Council Tax enquiry line on 01202 451597 and check to see if the call is genuine. 

 

 

Contact Us

Telephone

General Enquiries

01202 451597

Council Tax Recovery

01202 451596

24hr Debit/Credit Card Payments

0330 088 7966

Address

Revenue and Benefits

St Stephens Road
Bournemouth
BH2 6EB

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