8 January 2016

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 anti-fraud@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call (01273) 291847.”