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Warning over callers posing as Rutland County Council officers




Rutland County Council's Catmose offices in Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters. (2791444)
Rutland County Council's Catmose offices in Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters. (2791444)

Rutland County Council is warning residents not to provide bank details over the phone after receiving a number of reports of cold callers posing as council officers.

More than 10 residents contacted the council yesterday (Monday, September 10) to say they have received phone calls telling them they are entitled to a Council Tax rebate.

Coun Gordon Brown (Con), deputy leader of Rutland County Council and Portfolio Holder for Regulatory Services and Revenues and Benefits, said: “Rutland Council Council will never ask residents for banking information over the phone. If you are entitled to a rebate, residents will be contacted by letter. We are urging people to hang up if they receive a call like this and contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or through their website at www.actionfraud.police.uk.”



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