SCAMMERS have been sending text messages or making phone calls to people in Wrexham offering them a refund on their Council Tax.

Wrexham Council is warning people not to be duped, saying: “they’re scams!”

A member of the public clicked on the link within the text message and they were taken to what looked like the Wrexham Council website, which then asked for their bank details.

A spokesman at Wrexham Council said: "These are familiar scams and we must re-iterate that they aren’t genuine.

"We know anything telling you that you might have paid too much Council Tax might seem very attractive, and it can be very tempting to follow such messages up or give information over the telephone and see where they lead.

"Simply put – we don’t send text messages out or make phone calls to residents about their Council Tax.

"So you can be assured that any text message or telephone call telling you you’ve paid too much in Council Tax is dodgy."

Wrexham Council has simple rules for people to follow if they suspect they are been targeted by scammers:

"Don’t click on any links, never give any details – such as passwords or bank account numbers – and remember that you’re within your rights to ignore any suspicious messages. If you are contacted by telephone do not give or confirm any details. Instead, tell them you’ll call the helpline number below to check out the details."

For people who think they are in credit, advice is available from the council's finance helpline on 01978 298992 or email