Scam Alert

Alert message sent 02/06/2020 10:20:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


Hello resident,
                      please see attached information on a current scam.  Information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.
Grants Scams
Halton Trading Standards has recently seen an increase of Grant scam emails. These emails suggest that you have been selected to receive a grant, there is no cost to receiving the grant they just need you to complete a form with your personal details. This is a scam, they are after your personal details. Below is the wording from one of these scam emails:
We screen your profile and see that you qualify based on your income
level to receive grant that you do not need to repay. A group of donors
sponsor the grant to help people and businesses during this Covid-19.

If you are interested, contact us to fill out the grant form. We have
been paid to screen and process the grant, no fee is required from you
or information which could lead to financial loss or identity theft.
If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of Halton Trading Standards  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.

Paul
 
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Paul Mines (Police, Community Support Officer, Widnes PCSO)

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