COUNCIL tax payers in Herefordshire are being targeted by a new scam, Herefordshire Council have warned.

A council spokesperson said the council had received reports yesterday (June 29) of a scam circulating in the county.

The phone based scam involves a caller claiming to be from Herefordshire Council, and requesting a fee of £150 is paid towards the work involved in reducing council tax banding.

Herefordshire Council confirmed the calls did not come from the council, and are warning anyone who receives such a call to ignore any request.