Scam Alert

Alert message sent 01/07/2020 17:56:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Hello resident,
                      please see below information on a current scam.  Information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.
Telephone banking scam
Halton Trading Standards has been notified that residents in the Borough have been receiving automated telephone calls claiming to be from their bank. The calls claims to be urgent, as a foreign bank transaction is about to take place for £670. The message then goes on to state the transaction is being held for 15 minutes, and the resident should press ‘1’ to continue.
Do not press ‘1’ this is a scam, simply hang up.
Residents should be alert to any similar scenarios and giving away their personal details and/or banking details.
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.
Message sent by
Paul Mines (Police, Community Support Officer, Widnes PCSO)

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