Watchdog issues warning after spate of council tax scam cold calls in Norfolk

Trading standards have issued a warning over cold calls in Norfolk. Pic: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Trading standards have issued a warning over cold calls in Norfolk. Pic: John Stillwell/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Watchdogs have warned people not to fall for telephone cold call scams from con artists who claim they can 'save you money on your council tax'.

Norfolk Trading Standards have received reports of people in the county receiving the calls.

During the call, claims will be made often around being able to make savings of 'hundreds of pounds per year' including 'claiming refunds for previous years' and that 'your neighbours are already paying less'.

The caller will then attempt to take an upfront fee for the service, usually between £50 and £100.

Trading Standards always advises to be very wary of claims made during telephone cold calls and NEVER agree to a pay for a service if approached this way.


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They say people who believe the council tax banding for their property can challenge this available via the Valuation Office which is free of charge. Information is available at www.gov.uk/council-tax-appeals/challenge-your-band

Watchdogs said anyone who gets a call should hang up and report it to us via the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

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