Scam Alert

Alert message sent 16/07/2020 21:15:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


Hello resident,
                      please see the below information on a current scam.  Information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.

 National Insurance refund scam
Halton Trading Standards wants to warn consumers about fake emails offering National Insurance refunds. The emails are designed to look like an official government department communication.
The email informs the recipient that according to their National Insurance contributions, they are eligible for a tax refund as part of measures to alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The email asks the recipient to click a link to "claim your National Insurance refund". The link goes to a page which requests the banking details of the user which sends the data to fraudsters.
This is a scam, simply delete the email.
 
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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