Beware of potential fraud
A third party has been writing letters claiming to be from the London Borough of Waltham Forest regarding potential reductions to Council Tax as part of the Government’s response to Covid 19.
Both the letter and the website are fake but are of good quality and, as a result, are fairly convincing.
Please be aware that:
If you have received this letter and have acted on it you should report the incident to the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.
We understand that many of you will be worried about the impact Coronavirus will have on your household - and many will already be feeling it's effects.
There will be concerns about when you’re able to return to work, and also about salaries being reduced to 80% or stopped altogether.
The Government has introduced a raft of measures to support households experiencing financial disruptions.
We’re also working on other measures such as help to buy food and help to reduce your Council tax bill for 2020/21 if you are in receipt of Council Tax Support.
In this section you will be able to view the measures currently put in place by both the Government and from a local authority level to help support you during the Coronavirus.
Support for the deaf, deaf/blind or hearing impaired community
Please note that if you are visually impaired and you are using a PC or laptop, you can press the 'Ctrl' and '+' keys together to increase the size of the text. This should make the text much easier to read.
You can contact Georga from the Sensory team between Monday and Friday 9am to 5pm:
Alexis Horam and Pauline Connolly support people with a visual impairment and can be contacted: