RUNCORN residents are being warned about telephone scam merchants who are attempting to trick people into divulging their bank details.
Vale Royal Council has received several reports from members of the public who claim they have been contacted by someone pretending to be from the authority’s finance department.
The crooks demand account details under the pretext that council tax payments can be claimed or refunded.
But the council is stressing that it would never ask for such details over the phone.
Anyone who believes they may have been contacted should phone 01606 867908 immediately.