Sunday, 7 July 2013
Warning over council tax scam
Residents are being warned about a council tax scam currently in circulation. Thousands of people have been contacted by a criminal gang calling themselves "South Gloucestershire Council" with demands for sums exceeding £1000. Their material claims that "This funding is a vital part of the region's budget and we want to make sure every penny goes towards providing vital front-line services." which, as we know, simply isn't true. This organisation is a local protection racket whose collection agents are known to the police and are currently under investigation for fraud. The ringleader of this scam is thought to be serial fraudster, Amanda Deeks, who operates in collusion with local thugs, one of them suspected to be James Cohen. Residents of South Gloucestershire should call the police should they believe they are a target of this scam.