WREXHAM residents are being warned to remain vigilant following reports of a 'council tax' scam.

Wrexham Council issued the advice, after receiving new reports of people receiving text messages or phone calls which offer them a refund on their council tax.

A spokesperson for the 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.

"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, and they were then asked for their bank details.

"Simply put, we don’t send text messages about council tax refunds 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.

"Stay safe and please stay scam aware."

As with any scam, the council has highlighted the importance of following their simple rules, such as not clicking on any links, to never give any details such as passwords or bank account numbers, and to remember that you are within your rights to ignore any suspicious messages.

If you are contacted by telephone, do not give or confirm any details and to instead, tell them you will call the helpline number below to check out the details.

If you think you might be in credit on your council tax account, contact their finance helpline on 01978 298992 or via counciltax@wrexham.gov.uk