Council tax and business rates scams

Harrogate Borough Council are aware of instances where people have presented themselves as enforcement officers to try and fraudulently obtain money from our customers for council tax or business rates.  If an enforcement officer comes to your home or business, you should ask to see a current, valid identification card.  If you receive a phone call do not provide details of your property or accounts as the officer should be able to provide this information already.  If you are in any doubt a contact is genuine, please contact us on 01423 500600.

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