Residents targeted in North East Lincolnshire tax scam

Residents have been targeted by a council tax scam in North East Lincolnshire, the council has warned.

Some residents reported they had been approached by telephone or in person by a firm claiming they were due a refund.

In one instance a woman was told she would get a refund because of roadworks outside her property, but was then told to pay £300 up front in commission.

The council advised residents not to agree to such offers or give out their bank details in such circumstances.

Councillor Steve Beasant said he urged householders to be "vigilant" against such companies and to report it to the council if approached.

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