scam warning

Alert message sent 20/04/2020 14:32:00

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scam Warning: Council Tax Reduction Scam
Halton Residents need to be aware of an email scam currently circulating regarding Council tax reductions. The email claims it is from the UK Government, it is not, it is a scam.
The email states you are due hundreds of pound in a rebate and they will transfer the money to your credit or debit card. The email goes on to further state you just need to click a link in the email to begin the process.
This is a blatant attempt to try and get your debit/credit card details and also have you access a website (via the link) which could be harmful to your computer.
Simply delete this email, stay safe.  
 
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
kind Regards
PCSO 21122 Maggie Sumner
Widnes Police Station
 
 
Message sent by
Margaret Sumner (Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU)

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