Halton pensioners warned about phone scam

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

HALTON pensioners are being warned about a phone scam.

Retired residents have reported receiving calls from an automated service claiming to offer cash awards linked to pensions.

A spokesman for Warrington & Halton Trading Standards said: “The message suggests if you are over 65 and drawing a deferred company pension you are entitled to a payout.

“Claiming to come from The Pension Service, the message requests bank details and asks you: ‘To press button five to continue in order to access a cash payout of £1,000’ “If you receive this call you are advised to hang up immediately.

“If you are due anything extra in relation to a pension you will be contacted formally by the pension provider.

Protect yourself and never provide personal information to a cold caller.

For general consumer advice ring Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 04 05 06 or visit http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/ http://www.tswarrington.co.uk/

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