New email scam

We've been notified of a new email scam which is currently in circulation from “Online Council TAX UK”. This comes at a time when annual Council Tax bills are being sent to millions of homes across the country.

As reported first by Stroud District Council, the emails are addressed from a 'Miss Rourke' of 'Unity Partnership' and requests the recipient to fill in an online form to receive a Council Tax refund. Clicking the enclosed link sends the recipient to a webpage putting them at risk.

If you receive an email like this, please delete it!

We would like to reassure our residents that if we are required to refund any Council Tax, we would send out a paper form to complete and return. If the charge-payer is already on Direct Debit, we would pay the monies direct into their Bank account.

Should we contact you, we would never ask for your bank details over the phone.

More information

For further details see Stroud District Council - Beware council tax scam.

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