There are reports of fraudsters calling victims to tell them they have been placed in the wrong Council Tax bracket and are due a large refund (this figure varies but is around £7000). Fraudsters are targeting the over 60s, predominantely in the Sussex area, although it is highly likely that their net will spread further-afield.
Victims are asked to pay an advance admin fee, ranging from £60 - £350, to release this payment.
This is scam - Your Council will never call you out of the blue to discuss council tax rebates. If you receive a call from anyone telling you are due a rebate, put the phone down immediately.