WIDNES residents are asked to be vigilant following Halton Trading Standards receiving reports of a bogus district nurse.

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 or somebody you know has been the victim of a scam or fraud contact one of the specialist officers Linda or Sue on: 0151 511 8785 or contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline or: 0808 223 1133.