Don’t give out bank account details, council warns


Merton council is warning residents not to give bank account details to a company claiming to reduce council tax payments.

A company has been calling residents offering to save them money by assessing which council tax band they should be in.

Calling from the number 0844 800 9426, is it understood the caller asks for bank account details, so an administration charge can be paid up front, to cover investigation costs.

Anyone wishing to check their council tax band can visit the Government Evaluation Service  which offers the same service for free.