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19th Oct, 2021

Studley and Alcester residents warned over scammers offering tax refund

Ross Crawford 22nd Nov, 2020

RESIDENTS in Studley and Alcester are being warned to be on their guard following reports of an email scam offering a council tax refund.

The emails appear to have been sent from Stratford District Council, but in fact are a scam, designed to obtain people’s personal data and bank details.

Councillor Jo Barker, People Portfolio at the Council said: “We have been made aware that there is a council tax refund scam happening locally.

“If you have received any correspondence about a council tax refund that asks you to click a link, then input personal details please delete it.

“If you have any doubts whether correspondence sent to you is genuine please contact the District Council and officers will be able to help you.”

Advice on how to protect yourself from fraud can be found at


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