A Halton resident has received a fake email (attached) claiming that her direct debit payment to BT has been declined. The email provides a link and asks the recipient to review her account information.

This email is a fake – see the text in the red boxes to see how we know it’s a fake.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Standards, Cllr Dave Cargill, said: “If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam 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”