Trading Standards at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are aware of a local scam call from a withheld number, claiming to be from the Town Hall.

A spokesperson said: “The caller states that you are in Council Tax arrears, and requests payment over the phone.   Trading Standards advise that you should delay your call for at least 10 minutes after the initial contact as scammers could keep the line open without your knowledge, or alternatively phone the Council’s tax Team on the number, below, using a different phone or a mobile phone.”

Any resident concerned about Council Tax arrears should contact the Comhairle’s Council Tax team on 01851 600502.