Knowsley residents are warned to be on their guard against bogus officials offering refunds on their Council Tax.
The scam has seen residents telephoned at home by someone claiming to be from Knowsley Council. The resident is asked to make an appointment with them to review their Council Tax banding with a view to obtaining a refund.
The council can confirm that none of its officers are contacting residents about overpayment of Council Tax.
Residents who have received bogus calls can contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 040506.