From South Tyneside Council:
The Government announced a £150 Council Tax energy rebate earlier in the year. We are currently awaiting final information and all residents will be informed on how to claim this as soon as possible.
The Council were notified that several residents received calls from scammers claiming be from the Council. The scammer is asking residents for their bank details to put the £150 directly into their account. No one from the Council will ever call a resident and ask for this information. PLEASE do NOT provide ANY information. This is a scam.
Please can residents tell relatives, friends and older members of our community. Thank you.