Cllr Gillian Ford has released the following press release regarding a local scam:

There is currently a scam taking place in Havering where residents receive calls from somebody claiming to be from Havering Council. They then go on to say that when the Poll Tax changed to Council Tax, your property was wrongly assessed and you are now owed £7,000. To start the process off, you are required to pay £65.00 to release the payment!

I can confirm the Council are not making any calls out to the public in relation to property tax value bands.

Should you come across this ploy, please do not give over any personal details or hand over any money as this is most definitely a scam.