Residents are warned to be on their guard against a recent Council Tax scam.
Cold caller scam
We have been made aware of a cold call scam in which a resident received a call from a person that falsely presented themselves as an employee of a company called GFM, claiming they can the resident a Council Tax refund of £5,000 for an upfront cost of £150.
This is a scam.
GFM are a legitimate Marketing company based in Colchester and are not responsible for any of these calls. GFM are now aware that they are being impersonated.
Be mindful of cold callers that contact you, especially if they ask for money up front to get a refund or cash back and be especially vigilant if you have vulnerable relatives, friends or acquaintances.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
If you are unsure whether a call is genuine, please report them to Action Fraud
Call the Action Fraud team on 0300 123 2040