SCAMMERS posing as Swindon council staff are calling residents about a pending tax refund.

The council has put out a warning today on its social media following several complaints from residents in Swindon who received automated phone calls.

A spokesman for Swindon Borough Council said: “We are aware of a Scam currently circulating where residents are receiving automated phone calls from ‘The Council’ stating: You have a pending tax refund from you council, to proceed with you application please complete your form via (website)”

“Be aware this is not an authentic message from us and please do not visit the website.”