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Alert message sent 07/03/2020 08:35:00

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scam Warning: TV Licence Scam
Halton Trading are warning consumers of a scam regarding TV Licences. The email states that something has gone wrong with a payment and the TV licence will not automatically be renewed. It then goes on to state that making a payment is easy and it can be done by clicking on a link in the email.
The email has all the hallmarks of a scam and it is a scam. It uses terms like ‘OFFICIAL’ to try to justify its legitimacy. It also gives a short period for the recipient to take action (2 days), forcing them to make a quick decision. Furthermore, it offers ‘bonus points’ and a ‘reduction’ as incentives.
If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our 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.
If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline  or 0808 223 1133
kind regards
PCSO 21122 Maggie Sumner
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Margaret Sumner (Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU)

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