scam alert

Alert message sent 05/03/2021 12:45:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

scam Warning: Cold callers operating in the Borough
Halton Trading Standards have had reports that cold callers are operating in the Halton area. We advise consumers not to buy products on their doorsteps from cold callers.
Avoid being caught out by cold callers
•Keep your front and back doors secure at all times.
•If someone comes to your door, observe this code:
          - Stop: Are you expecting anybody? Do they have an appointment?
          - Chain: Secure the door bar or chain before opening the door.
          - Check: Ask for and double check the caller’s ID.
•If they offer you products, services or to do work on your property say “No, thanks” and shut the door.
•Do not keep large sums of money at home.
If a scenario arises where you feel threatened then please contact the Police on their non-emergency number 101. In an emergency call the Police on 999.
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
Message sent by
Margaret Sumner (Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU)

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