THE borough authority has issued a warning as residents are hit by a council tax telephone scam.

Residents have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be from Test Valley Borough Council, advising there has been a computer error and they are due a refund on their council tax, but the council has confirmed it is not making the calls.

People are being asked for their name and address for a cheque to be sent, which is then followed by call claiming to be from the bank to confirm their banking details.

In a post on its website this week, the authority said: “Test Valley Borough Council would like to remind residents to not hand over any personal information to any incoming calls. Always contact your bank directly if you are concerned.”

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