Central Bedfordshire Council is warning residents to act with caution if they receive a suspicious text message.
If you receive a text message which gives the impression it has been sent by the council telling you about a council tax refund, delete it immediately.
This type of message is a scam and Central Bedfordshire Council is telling people to ignore the message and not click on any links.
The council do not send text messages informing you about a council tax refund and asking for personal or financial information.
If you ever experience or suspect a scam, you can report it by calling 03454 040506.