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SCAM Warning: PayPal Scam
Halton Trading Standards wants to make consumers aware of a potential scam when using PayPal. It has come to our attention that some traders are asking consumers to use the PayPal ‘friends and family’ option when paying for products instead of the normal ‘goods and services’ pay option. The ‘friends and family’ option should not be used for consumer transactions and if traders ask you to pay via this option you should refuse. This is because it reduces the protections you have as a consumer.
The ‘friends and family’ payment method should only be used to transfer money between friends and family.
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

Kind regards
PCSO 21122 Maggie Sumner
widnes police station
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Margaret Sumner (Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU)

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