Monday, November 29, 2021


A Widnes resident has received two different scam TV licence emails on the same day! (See example above)

Trading Standards advised deleting the emails without clicking on any links.

There has been a notable increase in TV licence scams since the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions have been in place.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Standards, Cllr Dave Cargill, said: “The likely reason for this is that scammers realise residents are relying on their TV’s for entertainment/news more than they were before the lockdown and are trying to take advantage of the situation. “

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

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