Scam Alert

Alert message sent 04/05/2020 12:59:00

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Hello resident,
                      please see information below.  Information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.

Rogue traders cold calling in Halton
Halton Trading wants to make residents aware of cold calling workmen who are operating in the area. Residents should be wary of any trader’s cold calling at their door or making unsolicited phone calls.
Under the current lockdown measures, it is perfectly acceptable not to answer the door to cold callers who are after work. Protect yourself and your families from the Coronavirus.  
If you need urgent repair work to be carried out (i.e. boiler breakdown etc.) then contact a reputable trader, for clarity reputable traders are not cold calling people during the lockdown!
Getting traders to do work in your home which is not urgent and which can wait (such as decorating etc) is not acceptable, reputable traders know this.
 
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.
Many thanks
Paul
 
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Paul Mines (Police, Community Support Officer, Widnes PCSO)

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