We've received notification of a new council tax scam whereby recipients have received a text message allegedly from GOV.UK, claiming that 'Your Recent Council Tax Payment is overpaid' and signposting victims to https://govgroup.net.
Residents are urged not to reply, click on any links or disclose bank account details or any other personal information if contacted by anyone offering such a service...
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