Council tax

Fake council tax refund emails and texts warning

A council tax scam is targeting people by email or text message claiming they are owed a refund, in an attempt to get them to hand over their bank details.

The emails or texts ask recipients to follow a link and fill in their details, but takes them to a website run by the scammers who can then use the personal information to steal money.

If the Council owes you a refund on your Council Tax we will send you a bill showing the credit with information on how to obtain this.

Please do not reply to the scammers – if in doubt please contact the Council.

Council Tax is a tax set by local authorities to meet their budget requirement. It helps pay for the services Slough Borough Council provides for the residents of Slough.

You can now apply for Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit online as well as our benefits calculator to see what support you may be entitled to.  See Apply online for housing benefit or council tax support.

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