Scam warning from council


KINGSTON Council believes that false rate notices may be circulating around the municipality. Council put out a warning about the fraudulent notices last week. Kingston rates notices will not be sent out until next month.

A statement put out on council’s Facebook page read “we’ve been made aware of a potential scam involving fake rates notices. City of Kingston rates notices won’t be out until August this year, and would never contain your personal bank or credit card details.”

“Kingston would also never contact you asking for credit card details or other personal information over the phone. If you’re ever suspicious of something we have sent you, please give us a call on 1300 653 356 to double check.”

Council also had to deal with other false material during the week, with fake notices posted at playgrounds stating that they are open.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 15 July 2020

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