Council Tax is usually paid by those who are 18 or over and own or rent their home. A full bill is based on at least two adults living together in a home, and must be paid at regular intervals. As a tax, many people will be looking for legal ways to reduce their bill, and as such, may be at risk of falling for a new scam.

The scam is circulating via email, and informs Britons they could be set for a significant refund which will put money back in their pockets.

The email reads: “We would like to inform you that you still have an outstanding tax refund of £1782.39 from an over-payment.

“You can get your refund fast, straight into your bank account, if you claim online through your Council Tax Account.

“If you claim online, you could receive your refund within three to five days.

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