Callous scammers are contacting women by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening, warns Halton Borough Council.

Trading Standards Officers say the message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details. These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Standards, Cllr Dave Cargill, said “Please DO NOT disclose any personal information should you receive this message.”

This has been reported to the Action Fraud Line.

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

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