For households on low incomes
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 the Council is offering a discount on the Council Tax it will generally write to the person whose name appears on the bill – not ‘The Occupier’.
> The standard of written English used in the letter falls far below the standard the Council would use in a bulk letter.
> The web address on the letter ends co.uk – almost invariably, online business conducted by a local authority, central government and most government agencies will end .gov.uk. The use of the word gov anywhere in a web address other than immediately before .uk may well indicate an attempted fraud.
If you have received this letter and have acted on it you should report the incident to the link below:
Did you know that you may qualify for help to pay your council tax if you are on a low income or receive certain benefits?
You may also qualify for a discount or exemption depending on who lives in the property and other circumstances.
You can view your council tax account online via MyHarrow Account.
> Check the date and amount of your next instalment
> Download your bill
> Check if your payments have been received
You can let us know that someone has died by using the Tell Us Once Service.
By using this service you can register the death with the registration service and they will inform all the other council services on your behalf.