Halton Trading Standards wants to make residents aware of a scam which has been happening in other areas of the North West, but has not been reported to have happened in Halton.

A person claiming to be from a council’s Bereavement Service has called the family of someone who has recently deceased stating that their payment for the funeral director had been declined and that they would need to make another payment over the phone (using their debit/credit card). The caller claimed if the payment was not made they would cancel the funeral.  

Sadly, scammers will do anything to get your money and this includes doing things that the rest of society consider morally appalling.

*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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