Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Trading Standards is warning unsuspecting residents of the emergence of a council tax scam.

In this case, the email states the recipient is due a council tax rebate.

They are asked to click on the link to claim the reduction. 

A spokesperson for Trading Standards states,“If you receive emails of this nature, do not click on links contained in them, these are designed to harvest your personal information and banking details to be used for fraudulent purposes.

"Any communication with council tax payers from the Council’s Revenues Section about something like a refund would be by letter in most cases.

"Householders with doubt as to the authenticity of any contact regarding council tax should call the Council's Customer Services on 01851 600 502 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . General scam calls can be reported to CnES Trading Standards on 01851 822694 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.