The Safer Colchester Partnership has information on avoiding scams, including how to report a scam that has affected you or someone you know.
We are aware that many people across Essex are receiving calls, stating that their Council Tax banding may have changed. This is a scam.
Before handing over personal details, always remember ABC:
Never ASSUME they are legitimate.
Never BELIEVE they are legitimate.
Always CONFIRM using a trusted number or asking friends and family.
If you or someone you know if vulnerable and have been a victim of fraud, please call Essex Police on 101.
Report fraud or attempted fraud by contacting Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.co.uk or call 0300 123 2040.
Page last reviewed: 2 June 2020