Council warns residents about fake letters
A resident in Brighton & Hove has received a fake letter advising them that someone from the council will be visiting them in the next fortnight.
The resident alerted the council to the letter which says that a visit would be made ‘to check on residency.’ The letter claims to be from a ‘senior housing officer’ in ‘East Sussex County Council.’
The letter is on an old version of Brighton & Hove City Council headed paper with an old address at Priory House where the council no longer has offices.
A spokesperson for Brighton & Hove City Council said: “We are concerned that someone is trying to dupe our customers into allowing them onto their properties.
Anyone receiving a letter like this should ignore it and let the Corporate Fraud Team know on firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01273) 291847.”