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Warning over 'particularly wicked scam'

Residents in South Somerset are being warned about a "particularly wicked scam".

Bogus emails have been sent to a number of householders claiming they're entitled to a council tax refund - and asking for their bank details.

The message asks recipients to click on a link before entering personal information.

South Somerset Council warning over bogus emails Credit: PA

This is a particularly wicked scam. We are passing on this warning but if anyone comes across something similar please do let SSDC and the police know about it.

– Councillor Peter Seib, Portfolio Holder for Finance

Anyone who has supplied personal details should call the Police on 101.