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Hello residents,

                        please see the below information on current scams.

Carphone Warehouse scam call exposed

This scam is back, with fraudsters impersonating Carphone Warehouse to target would-be customers under the pretence of selling a new mobile phone. 
But this time, we’ve documented the whole elaborate scam journey.

While we recommend that you always hang up on a suspicious call, we've gone along with this scam to show you how it works, what to watch out for and how to report a call such as this.

Video: Cold call scam exposed



How to spot fake WhatsApp messages 

Always be suspicious of a message from an unknown number, no matter how tempting the offer may be. 
It’s always best to check a brand’s official website and social media to see if there’s any mention of the promotion. 
Never click on links in messages as scammers can use URLs to download malware onto your device or take you to a website that will try to steal your personal and bank details. 
If you have clicked on a suspicious link and think you may have given your details away to a scam, you should contact your bank immediately and report the scam to Action Fraud, or the police if you live in Scotland. 
You should also be wary of any unexpected calls claiming to be from your bank or its fraud department.


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Paul Mines
(Cheshire Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU)

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