Wigan residents alerted to a new energy bills text scam
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Texts have been circulating locally claiming to be from the Government, offering people grants under the Energy Bills Support Scheme.
While such a scheme exists, those who respond to this particular message (pictured) are in danger of being fleeced out of their savings, officers say.
A spokesperson for GMP Wigan West said: “If a message seems suspicious or you don’t recognise the sender, be cautious or delete it.
"Never click on links in messages from a source you don’t know.
"And it you have any concerns, contact your energy provider.”