Scam Alert

Alert message sent 08/02/2022 16:22:00

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Hello resident,
                      please see the below information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.
Energy Provider Refund Scam
Halton Trading Standards wants to warn consumers about an email scam currently circulating concerning energy provider refunds. The scam email  is claiming to from E.ON, but the scammer could quite easily change this to British Gas or any other provider.
In the email below the scammer has used some of E.ON’s genuine contact details to try to increase the emails authenticity. However, this should not detract from the obvious issues with email:
The email address of the sender
Spelling mistakes within the email
A quick check on E.ON’s website (not going through any links in the scam email) show that genuine emails from E.ON only come from @eonenergy.com. More information on E.ON scams is available at: https://www.eonenergy.com/staying-safe-online.html
If you do have an E.ON account and have any concerns, then log in to your account via the E.ON website, but not through any links or information from provided in the scam email.

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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