Martin Lewis MoneySavingExpert issues urgent warning over discount scam
Money-saving expert Martin Lewis has warned people to beware of a discount scam. The MSE website urges Britons to be careful as scammers try to take advantage of people amid the cost of living crisis.
Fraudsters try to capitalize on people who are desperate to cut their expenses. This comes amid rising national insurance, energy bills, food bills, Netflix subscriptions and more.
A disturbing council tax rebate scheme scam is doing the rounds. And it sparked a story on the MSE website, after councils shared details of the scam on Twitter and urged their local residents to take notice.
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Durham County Council has warned: “Please do not give your bank details to anyone who calls you about the National Council’s tax refund scheme. We are aware of a scam but we will not ask you your contact details as part of this process: http: //ow.ly/8KyT50IyhXc.”
Wakefield Council warned: “We are aware of fraudulent calls to residents asking for bank details in connection with the council’s energy tax rebate scheme. Please DO NOT give out your bank details. by phone. For more information, visit our website at https://bit.ly/3urU5Jn.”
Southwark Council shared: “Fraudsters are calling residents and asking for bank details to receive council tax refunds. Council will not be calling you asking for these details – we will start contacting residents by letter or email. email later this month.”
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