A SCAM email has been offering a council tax refund and is asking receivers to open a PDF attachment, the borough council has warned.

Test Valley Borough Council is warning people against the scam after it was made aware them.

It is advising tax payers the council never sends refund details by email unless it is specifically requested by the resident.

If you are unsure whether an email or phone call from someone claiming to be from the council is genuine, contact the council's customer services team on 01264 368000 or 01794 527700.

For more information about protecting yourself or others from fraud go to takefive-stopfraud.org.uk