Scam Alert

Alert message sent 07/08/2020 13:34:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Hello resident,
                      please see information below on a current scam.  Information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.
Scam banking text messages
Halton Trading Standards wishes to warn consumers of scam bank text messages currently circulating. Consumers have reported to us that they are receiving calls claiming to be from banks (such as RBS), when the consumer hangs up, they subsequently receive text messages claiming to be from the bank. The text message thanks the recipient for registering with digital banking (see below) and asks the recipient to contact them, if they don’t remember doing this (you won’t remember doing this because its part of the scam).
These sorts of calls and text messages are a way of stealing your personal details and bank details. If you have any concerns about your accounts, then please contact your bank through your normal means (and not via any email links, attachments or telephone numbers in the text messages or given to you over the phone).

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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