We are warning residents and local businesses to be on the look out for a tax rebate
scam currently being reported in Merton and across the country.The warning comes after several calls to the council's business rates team from
local organisations who are reporting suspicious phone calls and letters stating they are entitled to
a business rate rebate. Similar reports of a scam involving residents being told they are entitled to
rebate for a small administration fee have also surfaced recently in other areas around the South East.
Our trading standards section advises anyone who is contacted
or suspects a scam should call Consumer Direct on Tel 08454 040506.See
tax scamsScams Contact usTelephone: 020 8545 3751Fax: 020 8545 3960Email:
Business.Rates@merton.gov.ukYou can write to us at:Director of Corporate ServicesLondon Borough of MertonPO
Box No 559MordenSM4 5ZYWe are no longer able to attend to personal visitors at the Civic Centre. You can
email us anytime or telephone between 9am and 5pm.