Scam Alert

Alert message sent 03/11/2020 19:11:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


Hello resident,
                      please see below information on a current scam.  Information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.
                     
Scam inheritance letters
Consumers within the region have been receiving letters in the post stating they are due to inherit money because they have the same surname as a deceased oil magnate in China. This is a scam, the letter states how you are due to inherit millions of dollars, you will not, you will likely have your personal and banking details stolen.  
This letter fall into the category ‘If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is’.

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of Halton Tading 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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