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Scam E-mails Targeting Taxpayers in South Bucks District, Says District Council

The Denham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom-based South Bucks District Council has warned people for being wary of one tax scam abusing the name of the present council wherein the scam e-mail asks victims to give personal information over the same medium. Getbucks.co.uk published this, September 3, 2015.

The Council states that unsolicited e-mails are coming to people from persons asserting they're officials representing the tax wing of the Council to whom the e-mail recipients require validating own identity.

One particular recipient told the council about getting the message that stated that he would be a beneficiary of certain amount of money therefore he requires confirming his identity via following one given web-link.

According to David Anthony Councilor at SBDC who's Portfolio Holder of Resources, the Council is advising residents for remaining utterly aware of the bogus electronic mails that try defrauding people into giving away personal information. He continues that tax officials of the Council wouldn't ever phone up or send e-mail to any resident telling him about validating his bank particulars alternatively identity. People living in the district wanting to know if an incoming e-mail is genuine then they may call 01895-837500 and contact the SBDC's tax department, Anthony suggests. Getbucks.co.uk published this.

A few suggestions from SBDC for not becoming victimized with an unexpected phone call or scam e-mail are: one, not to give away one's bank information (like it has occurred within the aforementioned instance) to anybody sending him an e-mail alternatively visiting him and telling he's an official of the Council. Two, one shouldn't allow anybody to make a home visit without being sure of the person's authenticity.

Three, no unsolicited call must be entertained that asks for instant up-front payment towards fulfilling any requirement the caller claims. Such a claim must be checked with the Council about its legitimacy.

Four, no unsolicited call must be entertained that discusses regarding the listener's tax band with the Council devoid of noting necessary evidence.

Five, the number 101 can be dialed to contact police incase one understands somebody is impersonating any member of the staff belonging to the Valuation Department or his area council.

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