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Hello resident,
                       please see below information from trading standards.
Consumers to be wary of summer holiday bargains that are too good to be true
Many of us will be buying new items to take us through the summer holidays such as phone chargers, sunglasses, suntan lotion and even immersion heaters to heat up our paddling pools.
But how do you know you are getting a good quality product? Buying a bargain is always tempting but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
So-called bargains may be harmful and could cause severe injury. Bargain electrical goods, such as pool immersion heaters and phone chargers may not be manufactured to high standards, and can overheat, catch fire or electrocute.
Counterfeit sun cream and sunglasses may offer low or no protection from the sun’s rays.
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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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