WARNING – Don’t get caught out by Council Tax scam

We’ve had a number of reports of scammers cold calling and emailing residents – even residents outside of Oldham – claiming to be offering a Council Tax refund.

The companies are asking residents to give their bank details.

This is a scam.

Oldham Council and Unity Partnership (Oldham Council's service delivery partner) would never call or email residents to offer a refund and ask for bank details.

Don’t get caught out

  • If you do receive an email offering a Council Tax refund and asking you to provide you bank account details by clicking on a link, ignore it and delete the email.
  • If you are cold called and asked to provide your bank details to receive a Council Tax refund hang up and ignore the request.

To help stay safe why not sign up for our safe and secure MyAccount which allows you to pay safely online. 

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