Scam Alert

Alert message sent 20/03/2021 08:57:00

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Hello resident,
Please see the below information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.
Scam Argos/Dyson emails
Halton Trading Standards wishes to warn consumers of scam emails purporting to be from Argos offering free Dyson products.
Needless to say, these emails are not from Argos, they are from an email address ending in privateanswer.cloud. It is not clear what Dyson products they are claiming ‘minimize the risk of infection in your home’, but these statements are likely designed to play to people’s fears regarding the Covid-19 virus.
As per normal with these types of emails, they want something in return and that will likely be your personal details (and maybe your bank details too).  
Finally, we would be suspicious of any emails signed off by a person who works for the ‘Official Anti Corona team’!
If you receive this email or similar ones to this, please delete them.

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.

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

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