A 77-year-old Widnes woman has received a scam email pretending to be from DHL about a delivery they were unable to make. The sender asks the recipient to click on a link in the email to schedule the delivery.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Standards, Cllr Dave Cargill, said: “This email is a scam. See the information in red text in the picture which explains how we know it’s a scam.

“If you receive this email, delete it without opening it or clicking on any links.”

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a 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 03454 04 05 06