Residents warned over scam email

Cllr Chris Corbett
Cllr Chris Corbett

Erewash Borough Council is warning people to be on their guard against fake emails that offer council tax rebates and request personal information.

The email falsely claims the resident is eligible for a refund of £274.39 and asks them to complete an attached tax refund form, which includes requests for confidential banking information.

Cllr Chris Corbett, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, said: “We would never contact a Council Tax payer in this way and will never send any unsolicited correspondence asking for personal details.”

Anyone who has received the email should call 0115 907 1000.