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Halton residents have been getting emails (above) allegedly from TV Licensing stating there is a problem with their Direct Debit payment for their TV Licence, which is about to expire.

Council Trading Stadards Officers are warning that this is a scam.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Standards, Cllr Dave Cargill, said: “The email urges the recipient to renew their Licence online, warning that it could be cancelled and a debt collection agency instructed if they don’t act straight away.

“Just delete it is our advice.”

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