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BOGUS DISTRICT NURSE
Posted on 28 May 2020
iCAN warning: Bogus District Nurse
Halton Trading Standards has had reports of a bogus district nurse operating in Halton. The nurse 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 residen'ts 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.
Although this happened in Halton, all areas should be aware of potential scams. We would advise patients to be wary of carers/nurses turning up for non-scheduled visits and to always check the carers/nurses ID or call the care provider if they have any concerns about their authenticity.
If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline or 0808 223 1133