Halton Trading Standards has had reports of a bogus district nurse operating in Halton.

The person arrived at a resident’s home in Widnes stating they were there to check on the resident’s health, but firstly they wanted to use the bathroom. After appearing from the bathroom, the ‘nurse’ stated they did not need to check the resident’s health and left the property. It is highly likely this was an attempted burglary.

Residents should be wary of carers/nurses turning up for non-scheduled visits and should always check their ID or ring the care provider if they have any concerns about their authenticity.

 If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline  or 0808 223 1133.