Hundreds of fake Chanel and Louis Vuitton bags seized during Trading Standards swoop

Hundreds of fake Chanel and Louis Vuitton handbags were seized as part of Manchester City Council’s ongoing efforts to stamp out counterfeit crime.  On May 8, 2019 officers visited the premises of MH Import & Export Ltd, in Derby Street Manchester.  During this action 737 fake bags were identified and removed by Trading Standards officers, […]

SCAM TEXT MESSAGES – NHS COVID PASS

Halton Trading Standards wants to make consumers aware of a scam text message highlighted by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). The text message, which purports to be from the NHS regarding a Covid Pass, is a scam. The aim of the text message is that consumers will provide their personal details, which could be […]

DPD LOCAL SCAM TEXT MESSAGES

Halton Trading Standards is warning people of DPD Local scam text messages about rescheduling their parcels. If you have missed a parcel from DPD, you may receive a text message similar to the one below. The key point to note is the website link in the text message is a scam – the differences between […]

COVID PASSPORT SCAM EMAILS

Halton Trading Standards are warning people of a scam email about Covid passports that is currently circulating. As some travel restrictions are due to ease (in England at least), scammers are unsurprisingly looking to exploit this. The above email states how you can get a Covid Digital Passport and travel anywhere you want without having […]

Residents warned following spate of scam phone calls purporting to be from police

Residents are being warned following a resurgence in scam phone calls purporting to be from the police. We have received reports that fraudsters have been spoofing a phone number associated with Cheshire Constabulary in an attempt to urge victims to hand over personal details or otherwise face arrest. In some cases, victims are being told […]

HALTON TRADING STANDARDS’ ROYAL MAIL SCAM ALERT

Halton Trading Standards is warning consumers about Royal Mail text message scams. It comes after a Halton resident received a scam text message (see below). It is a phishing scam (a scam where a text message, email etc is sent by someone posing to be a legitimate institution or person) with the desire to trick […]

‘TAKE FIVE’ TO COMBAT COVID FRAUDSTERS

It is important not to let the criminals rush or panic you into making a decision that you later come to regret, that is the message from Halton Council to combat pandemic fraudsters. With fake news articles on the internet promoting remedies, cures and false advice around coronavirus, it’s also important to only share articles […]

Stay Vigilant and Get Your Second Dose

People are being urged to attend their second COVID-19 vaccine appointments, even though they may feel they are already protected. More than 1.4 million vaccines have been delivered across Cheshire and Merseyside, with around 95% of over 70s having received their first dose. But as second dose appointments gather pace, people are reminded that they only […]

HALTON TRADING STANDARDS – NEW DVLA EMAIL SCAM WARNING

Halton Trading Standards wants to warn consumers of another convincing scam DVLA email currently in circulation. This phishing email advises the recipient their vehicle is no longer taxed and requests them to click on a ‘pay your tax now’ link. This is an attempt to extract the consumer’s personal information, bank details and passwords. A Halton […]