Tue 19th Jan 2021Tattenhall Online weather - Moderate rainModerate rain 10°C

The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire

Watch out - Fraudsters about

Home » News » Watch out - Fraudsters about

Action Fraud via Neighbourhood Watch.

actionfraud

Fraudsters are emailing members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer. Once payment is made the victims of the scam soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.

Protect yourself:

  • Always check the email address is exactly the same as previous correspondence with the genuine contact.
  • For any request of payment via email verify the validity of the request with a phone call to the person who carried out the work.
  • Check the email for spelling and grammar as these signs can indicate that the email is not genuine.
  • Payments via bank transfer offer no financial protection; consider using alternative methods such as a credit card or PayPal which offer protection and an avenue for recompense.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online by CLICKING HERE or by telephoning 0300 123 2040.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Health Week
CW&C Libraries: Mon 18 Jan 6:11am

Health and Wellbeing Week Online: Monday 25 January — Sunday 31 January 2021This year Health and Wellbeing Week is going online but we're still offering a range of free activities through our Facebook page to help improve your mental and physical wellbeing. We are teaming up with various partners to provide something for everyone including Cheshire Dance, Cheshire Archives, Cheshire...

TestitTuesday
CFRS: Mon 18 Jan 6:05am

A message from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service — When did you last test your smoke alarms? It only takes a minute to check — test them today and make sure they are working.They could save your life...

@ No 3
@No 3: Sun 17 Jan 6:17am

We are ready to take your order every day from 4 to 9pm ( closed on Sunday )☎️ 01829 770033See our menu on Facebook.Facebook: Atno.3Instagram:...