Be aware – Council Tax scam in operation


South Somerset District Council has received notification from a resident that a Council Tax scam email is being sent to some residents in South Somerset.

A concerned resident has alerted the Council to a possible Council Tax scam. They received an e-mail saying they had an unpaid Council Tax bill as a payment hadn’t been processed and asking them to click on a link to update their records.

South Somerset District Council does not send e-mails like this and would not ask you to update any records in this way. Currently the Council issues formal arrears notices by post, and payments can be made on-line via the SSDC website

Councillor Tim Carroll, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Spatial Planning commented, “Council Tax scams arise periodically, and in this case they appear to be asking for information due to a failed payment. It is important that you do not respond to the e-mail or give them any personal details. The Council will always contact you direct if your account falls into arrears.”