Recent Scams in SOUTHPORT 

  1. A resident was invited to invest in a named Financial Services business. In order to streamline the process the victim was told to set up a standing order. After completing the transaction the resident contacted the Financial Service Company concerned, to be told the person who contacted them didn’t work for the company. Scammer gained £160,000.
  2. A message was received on Facebook informing the victim she had won money and in order to receive it she had to send some money via Western Union. The message contained a website link which made the victim think this was due to a government grant and that the message was genuine, the money was duly paid. This is a fraud method in which monies are transferred overseas by scammers. Scammer gained £274.90