RESIDENTS are being warned to remain vigilant following reports of a recent 'council tax' scam.

The advice was issued by Flintshire Trading Standards Department on Tuesday.

A spokesman said: "If you receive an email, text message or phone call offering a council tax refund or a council tax band reassessment, do not give out any personal information, particularly bank account or debit or credit card details.

"Delete any emails or texts straight away and block the sender; do not reply or click on any links.

"You can report suspicious emails to HMRC’s phishing team on

"If you are in any doubt please call us via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133."