Tandridge News Direct

Council tax phone scam

We are aware of a phone scam operating in our area.
Elderly residents are being called by someone claiming to work for Tandridge District Council. They are offering the resident a reduced council tax band and a refund if they pay a 59 fee. They are then asked for their bank details. Unfortunately we are aware of at least one resident who has paid the fee.
Tandridge District Council will never contact residents to ask for bank or other personal details. We always ask residents to call 01883 722000 to speak to us, so they can be sure they are talking to council officers.
If you know of anyone who is contacted please ask them to call Consumer Direct 03454 040506, visit www.adviceguide.org.uk, or call Surrey Police on 101.
Please forward this message to make sure as many people as possible are aware of this scam including your elderly friends, family and neighbours.