Dundee consumers are being warned not to be taken in by the latest scam bidding to trick them into providing sensitive bank details.
The council has received reports about a text message claiming to be from “GovUK” which informs the recipient they are due a council tax refund.
They are then told to log on towww.online-council-tax.co.ukto claim the money. This has been identified as a phishing website that aims to gain access to bank and credit card accounts.
Environment convener Craig Melville said the council would never contact residents in that manner, adding: “If anyone receives this text message please delete it immediately.”
The website has subsequently been shut down.