WARNING: ENERGY BILL DISCOUNT SCAMS

Halton Trading Standards is warning consumers about scam energy rebate/discount text messages currently circulating. Below is an example of one of these scam texts: This is an example of the many different energy scam text messages (and emails) currently circulating. It is unsolicited, it is not addressed to the individual (as this generic text message […]

Hate crime support promoted

A series of events will take place next week to raise awareness of the support available to tackle Hate Crime in Liverpool. For Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022, Liverpool City Council and its partners have scheduled a series of events to demonstrate how all agencies are working together on the issue, and provide information on […]

ENERGY GRANT TEXT MESSAGE WARNING

Halton Trading Standards are warning people of scam texts circulating about energy grants. The rising prices of energy is a concern to many and before the Government announce what action they may take to help households, the scammers are trying to take advantage of consumers’ fears. Text messages have been circulating within the borough claiming […]

Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness week a success for Cheshire Police

Officers across Cheshire raised awareness for Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in a week of action which ran from Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July.  The week involved all nine Local Policing Units (LPUs) in Cheshire, focusing on engaging with their communities to tackle anti-social behaviour.  In the East of the county, action was aimed towards […]

ASB Awareness Week: Making Communities Safer

Merseyside Police will be highlighting the day to day work with local communities and partners throughout this week to highlight the support available to people experiencing anti-social behaviour and the work taking place across Merseyside to prevent and tackle it. Following a successful first year, the 18-24 July has been nationally identified as a week […]

Cheshire Police to take part in Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week

Officers across Cheshire Constabulary are taking part in a series of activities to mark Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week. From 18 July to 22 July, the week, organised by community safety specialists Resolve, will see each Local Policing Unit (LPU) take part in a series of activities to tackle and address ASB. All nine Local […]

GMP shows support for ASB Awareness Week 2022

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) shows support for ASB Awareness Week 2022 This week (Monday 18 July to Sunday 24 July), GMP is supporting National ASB Awareness Week – a national week of action to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB). Organised by Resolve, the UK’s leading ASB and community safety organisation, the week features a series of […]

Warrington’s Resident found guilty of benefit fraud

David Hamilton-Dick, 69, of Lyons Lane, Warrington, was convicted of council tax support fraud on the Thursday 7 July 2022. In March 2016, Mr Hamilton-Dick made an application for council tax support and dishonestly failed to disclose that he and his wife owned a second property in Devon. He also further failed to declare that […]

Residents in Sandbach urged to be vigilant following rogue trader scam

Police are urging people to be vigilant after an elderly Sandbach resident was talked into giving rogue traders a large quantity of money. A number of men visited his address throughout March and April 2022 to fix the roof. However, they simply took the roof tiles off and poorly replaced them at a cost of […]

ENERGY REBATE SCAM WARNING

Halton Trading Standards is warning consumers about energy rebate scams that are currently circulating. Householders are currently receiving scam emails, text messages and telephone calls asking for their bank details so they can receive the government’s £150 energy rebate. Local Authorities (such as Halton) are administering the council tax rebates, which council tax bands A […]