Warning over “Council Tax” texts

Council taxpayers have been warned not to reply to text messages asking for personal banking information.

The warning follows a recent incident when a Liverpool resident received a message  claiming he was entitled to a refund on his council tax and referring him to a website  which asked for his bank details.

This was a fraudulent attempt to gain information. The council has taken measures to have the website taken down.

A council spokesman said “The city council never asks for taxpayers’ bank or card details by text or email. If you receive a message of this type you should ignore it and ,above all ,never forward on your details.

“If you have given your details you are advised to contact your bank immediately.”

Liverpool Waterfront