Scam Alert

Alert message sent 11/06/2020 14:57:00

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Hello resident,
                       please see below information on a current scam.  Information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.

 Bogus Trading Standards call connection service
Halton Trading Standards wants to make residents aware of a scam which relates to our partners at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). The scam is regarding bogus websites claiming to be a "Trading Standards Call Connection Service."

Chartered Trading Standards Institute has received evidence of a fake website which sends callers to a premium rate number which the site claims charges £1.55/ minute plus access charges. The phoney website even lists the address of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, giving the impression that it is officially endorsed by it.

Chartered Trading Standards Institute - Chief Executive, Leon Livermore, said: "CTSI does not offer a consumer helpline service. Citizens Advice manages the UK's consumer support service through the Consumer Helpline, which is free of charge". Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline are contactable free on 0808 223 1133
 
If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of Halton Trading standards ispecialist 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.

Many thanks for reading
Paul
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Paul Mines (Police, Community Support Officer, Widnes PCSO)

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