scam alert

Alert message sent 25/03/2020 10:06:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Scam warning: Report businesses who are exploiting the Covid19 pandemic
The Competition and Markets Authority is monitoring business practices to identify those who are exploiting the outbreak by unfairly increasing prices or making false claims.
If you have access to the Internet you can report the issue to them using their online form
If you don’t have access to the Internet, please let us know by contacting the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133. Please have the following information ready before you call:
the name of the shop or website
the name of the product
the previous price (if known) and the new selling price
any claim that you think is false   
If you don’t know the previous price, but you think the price has been inflated because of the pandemic, please let us know.
If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.
If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline  or 0808 223 1133
Kind regards
PCSO 21122  Maggie Sumner
Widnes police station
Message sent by
Margaret Sumner (Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU)

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