Business rates payment scam

A warning this morning from Waverley Borough Council:

We’ve been alerted to a scam by our business rates officers which you may wish to make your members aware of. A Waverley business rates payer recently received a call from someone claiming to be from HMRC, telling her that rates will shortly be changing and she would have to pay the rates directly to HMRC. Fortunately the lady realised it was a hoax and did not pay the person.

Please be aware of this scam and take care.