Halton Borough Council Trading Standards has been made aware of scam text messages received by residents allegedly from their mobile phone networks.
These type of messages often contain a ‘call to action’, encouraging the recipient to click on a link or go to a website that criminals use for stealing valuable data such as usernames and passwords, financial details, and other personal information.
Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Standards, Cllr Dave Cargill, said: “They often use urgent language to trick recipients into making a quick decision, such as your phone will be cut off or there are problems with your account etc. “
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
if you want to keep up to date with all of the latest scams in Halton, sign up to Trading Standards’ free email alert system iCAN. To join simply email firstname.lastname@example.org