find scams

Council Tax Reduction

How the scam works:

Paying property tax – what is known in Great Britain as Council Tax – is never a fun thing to do. But it's made even more harrowing when scammers infiltrate the system and compromise taxpayers' identities and bank accounts.

A fake corporation has been sending residents a questionnaire which asks for banking information as well as personal identifiers. The company claims that by filling out this form, taxpayers will be able to greatly reduce the amount of Council Tax owed.

Of course, all that really happens is your bank account is cleaned out and your identity is robbed, potentially ruining your credit.

How to avoid the Council Tax Reduction scam:

First and foremost, be aware that it is never advisable to complete questionnaires or forms that request sensitive personal information. If you receive a letter such as this, contact your local tax assessors' office – or in Great Britain their local Valuation Agency.

How to report the Council Tax Reduction scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here


How to protect yourself more:

If you want to be the first to find out the most notorious scams every week, feel free to subscribe to the Scam Detector newsletter here. You'll receive periodical emails and we promise not to spam. Last but not least, use the Comments section below to expose other scammers.


Related Articles and Pages:

Full List of Real Estate Tips and Scam

Change My Address/Free Change of Address Scam

Real Estate Leads/ Mortgage Lead Generation Scam

Dual Flush Toilet/ Low Flow Toilet Rebate Scam

Mortgage Loan Modification Via HAMP/HARP Programs

How To Stop Foreclosure Scam

Solar Panels For Your Home Scam

Water Heater Repair Emergency Plumbing Service

Fake Landlord Renting Property

Cheap Home Security Systems Scam

Add Your Comment

Editor's Choice

submit a scam button

Scam Detector Gives Back To The Community

Scam Detector recently partnered with Travel by Dart, an inspirational web-series where two friends blindfoldedly throw a dart at the world map and travel wherever it lands, with the purpose of helping the land or the people. Click HERE or on the image below to watch the trailer of the series!