Warning about scammers pretending to work for Portsmouth City Council

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PEOPLE are being warned of scammers pretending to work for the council tax department.

Portsmouth City Council has issued the warning about bogus callers who are phoning residents and requesting bank details.

A council spokesman said: ‘We’re advising residents to be extra careful when answering the phone to these calls. If in doubt, hang up and call us on (023) 9283 4092.’