SEDGEMOOR District Council has urged residents to be vigilant of the latest scam doing the rounds in the district.

The council has had reports a company who are texting messages to members of the public, stating a refund is pending for council tax.

A Sedgemoor District Council spokesman said: "This is a scam and should be deleted.

"They ask residents to follow the link provided to claim their refund.

"The first screen asks customers to confirm their details, followed by the second screen asking for members of the public to enter their bank account details.

"SDC would never ask for personal details by text."

If you have given over personal details, call the police on 101 and report the matter as an identity theft scam.