Be aware of a new scam where criminals cold call
people asking for their bank details, falsely saying this is required in order
for them to receive the Government’s £150 energy rebate.
Councils will never ask you to give your bank
details over the phone. If someone does ask you, hang up immediately.
Also, if your account
is paid by direct debit then the council already has your bank
details on record and if you’re not on a direct debit scheme, the council
will send you a letter