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Scam warning

TRADING STANDARDS chiefs in Dundee have warned people to be on guard against a fraudulent council tax refund email sent to people in the city.

The email, which looks as if it comes from a legitimate business called, Unity Partnership claims that a council tax refund is due and after clicking on a link to provide details it will be paid into the person’s bank account.

Alan Ross, convener of Dundee City Council’s community safety and public protection committee said: “While this email may look genuine it is a scam and anyone who gets it should not click on any links and delete it immediately.

“The legitimate business whose identity is being used are aware of the scam and are warning their customers to take the same action as we are advising.

“It is sadly becoming part of everyday life that scammers are sending out emails to try to steal money or identity details from the unwary, so I would always say to be on your guard.

“Dundee City Council would never ask for your bank account details in an email if a refund was due to you so if you do receive an email like this delete it straight away.”

Press Release Date: Thursday 02 March 2017