Halton Borough Council is warning of residents getting scam text message to pick up parcels.

With consumers purchasing more items online and getting those items delivered to home or to delivery points (such as shops) during the new national restrictions (lockdown), scammers have tailored their scams to this situation.

Consumers in Halton have been receiving text messages addressed to them, stating their parcel is ready to pick up, with a link to click on. This is a scam, do not click on the link, simply delete the message.

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