RESIDENTS are being warned of a scam offering reimbursement for Free School Meals.

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Trading Standards Department has been made aware of a recent scam in Wales regarding Free School Meal reimbursement.

Parents are being contacted and asked for their bank details in order to be reimbursed payments they have made to buy food for their children.

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Community Safety, Cllr Leanne Jones, said: “We would remind parents that under no circumstances should they provide their bank details to anyone they do not know. Neither the Local Education Authority nor the schools would ever ask for these details”.

If you wish to report any such incidents please contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223113 or 0808 2231144. If you wish to speak to an advisor in Welsh or Action Fraud on 03001232040 or