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The below has received from the National Trading Standards Scam Team:

Fraud police receive 100+ reports of new council tax scam – what to look out for
13th March 2019
Criminals are trying to trick victims into handing over their financial details by claiming they’re owed a council tax refund – here’s what to watch out for.
Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, says there has been over 100 reports from people getting an email which claims to come from the ‘Council Tax & Payroll Service’

This scam has been highlighted on moneysavingexpert.com

At the time when council tax bills for the coming year are being distributed, please be aware of this scam

Warning of Council Tax Scam