COVID-19: Email scams alert
Some residents have recieved scam emails relating to Council Tax, such as the one below:
From: "Council Tax - GOV.UK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020, 12:35
Subject: Online application - (COVID-19) - You are getting a Council Tax Reduction (Total amount of benefits: GBP 385.55) Stay at home this weekend
Sefton Council will never ask for your bank details via email.
You should avoid clicking on any links or downloading any attachments in unsolicited emails or texts from unknown sources, or even trusted ones, unless you are absolutely sure that it is authentic.
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