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£150 Council Tax Rebate Scam

by Guy Murphy

Most households in property bands A to D will receive a £150 rebate on their annual Council Tax, helping households to cover the rising cost of their energy bills.

However, residents are being warned that scammers are exploiting those who are awaiting their £150 by asking for bank details over the phone.

The Council is advising residents that they should never give out their bank details over the phone.

If you pay your Council Tax by direct debit, the rebate will normally be paid directly into your bank account. The rebate will usually be paid as a separate payment rather than as a discount off your Council Tax bill. This means you need to continue to pay your Council Tax as normal.

In the majority of cases, the rebate will be paid to direct debit payers by the end of May.

For those that do not pay by direct debit, the Council is making arrangements for payments to be made by other methods. The Council will not contact you by phone and ask you for your bank details. Unfortunately, these payments may take longer to reach households but once further information is confirmed, it will be shared on the Council’s website – www.knowsley.gov.uk/energybillrebate

If you think that you have been scammed, contact your bank as soon as possible, using the number on the back of your bank card.