Cornish residents warned of council tax refund scam

Cornish residents are being warned about a council tax scam in which they are asked to reveal their bank details.

Cornwall Council has received reports of telephone calls when people are told they are due a refund and asked for their bank details.

Mark Read, from the council, said: "We would never contact customers and ask for those kinds of details."

The council said if a refund was due and a direct debit had been used, the same bank details would be refunded.

Those who had paid their council tax by cash or a cheque would receive a refund by cheque.

Anyone who has been contacted or is concerned about the scam is urged to contact the council.

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