Scam Telephone Call
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SCAM TELEPHONE CALL
We have been made aware of a scam whereby a caller rings from a withheld number claiming to be from Swale Borough Council. He claims the householder is in arrears with their Council Tax due to the bands being adjusted. Please be aware if you question the caller he insists the matter is urgent and must be dealt with immediately. He is very persistent, offering to escalate the call to a higher authority. He will then ask for your bank and contact details (your home address and email address).
IMPORTANT - DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY DETAILS TO THIS CALLER, PARTICULARLY YOUR BANK DETAILS.
The resident reported this call to the Action Fraud Line on 0300 123 2040.
Swale Borough Council have also been contacted to alert them to this scam. Please note Swale Borough Council would never ask you for your bank account details by telephone, or personal information by text, email or post. If you’re concerned about a message you’ve received, you can visit Action Fraud's website to report a scam online using www.actionfraud.police.uk
Scammers have sophisticated ways to trick you into giving them information, including bank or personal details, especially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
If you think you have been the victim of a scam report it to Action Fraud Line on 0300 123 2040 or go online and report it www.actionfraud.police.uk
This information will also be added to a poster and displayed on the noticeboard outside Bapchild Village Hall.