Halton Trading Standards has seen a rise in the number of consumers who have been receiving email conformations for products they have not ordered.

Everyone likes something free (especially in this case of a mobile phone that retails at +£700).

The scammers realise this too, hence why the product confirmation email is for an expensive mobile phone and not toilet rolls etc.

A Trading Standards spokesman, said: “These emails are just another attempt by scammers to steal your personal and banking details.

“This scenario very much falls into the ‘if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is’ category.Top tip: Think, if I have not ordered it, should I really be receiving it?”

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