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21 November 2013, 06:33
People living in North Dorset are warned about a tax con trick.
North Dorset District Council says there's a scam involving a Council Tax rebate which attempts to get homeowners to reveal their bank account details.
The fraudulent email tries to dupe customers into completing a Direct.Gov form for a Council Tax rebate.
But Direct.Gov no longer exists. It used to be a government owned website which has been replaced with GOV.UK.
The council says:
'Please beware of this scam as it looks quite convincing and has the appearance of an official government communication although, on close scrutiny, the grammar is not correct.
'For more information visit www.dorsetforyou.com.'