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Alert message sent 26/01/2020 08:33:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

scam Warning: Text message tax rebate scam
Halton Trading Standards wants to advise the public to scam text messages regarding tax rebates.
A Halton resident has received text messages stating they were due a tax rebate.
You’ll never get an email, text message or phone call from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) which:
tells you about a tax rebate or penalty
asks for your personal or payment information
Reporting suspicious emails, texts or phone calls
You can report something suspicious to HMRC’s phishing team, for example:
•a text message (forward it to 60599 - you’ll be charged at your network rate)
•an email (forward it to
•details of a phone call asking for personal information or threatening a lawsuit

kind regards
pcso 21122 Maggie Sumner
Message sent by
Margaret Sumner (Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU)

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