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Issue Date:- 24 December 2007


SEFTON Trading Standards are warning online shoppers to be on their guard.

Officers have received a number of complaints from residents who appear to have been 'stung' by fake websites offering electrical goods at cheap prices.

.An online order is placed for the goods, the money is taken by card then nothing happens. The goods ordered never arrive and there is no way of getting in touch with the company.

A couple of websites have also posted a message to the buyer saying there has been a problem and customers will either get their money back or the delivery will be delayed.

Sefton Trading Standards have been contacted by a number of residents caught out by this who have lost money in the run up to Christmas. They are warning others to be on their guard.

Sefton Trading Standards manager Andrew Naisbitt, said:- "More and more of us are using the internet to buy large goods like electrical items, especially in the run up to Christmas.

When buying online take your time. While there may be time limits for special offers, high pressure sales tactics are often signs of a scam.

Also try to shop around as that great deal might well be an offer somewhere else and even cheaper.

Use retailers and services you know about or ones that have been personally recommended to you. Remember even the most conscious shopper can still be caught out"

For advice and help on all consumer enquiries contact Consumer Direct on 08454 05 05 06


* Make sure that the web address of the page starts https:// before you enter any personal information or payment details. The 's' stands for 'secure'. There should also be a small padlock that appears in the bottom of your screen.

* Always print out a copy of your order and a copy of the acknowledgement that you should receive.

* Always check your bank statements carefully if you purchase something on the Internet.

* You should never be asked to tell anyone your card's PIN number - even if they claim to be from your bank or the police. Never send your PIN number to anyone over the Internet.

* Check carefully for a postal address and a phone number before buying - and if its over £100 then use your credit card.

Everton In The Community’s Mental Health Programme has received £120,000 from the Premier League Community Fund

IN 2007, the Blues’ award winning disability football scheme embarked on providing football coaching opportunities for various mental health day centres on Merseyside.

In partnership with Mersey Care NHS Trust and the charity Imagine, the project set about facilitating weekly football sessions at Everton Park Sports Centre. Over the duration of 2007, the scheme has gone from strength to strength with each session regularly full to capacity and recently hosted a mental health football tournament at the Greenbank Academy in Liverpool in October.

Over the next three years, the money will give the opportunity to change the lives of hundreds of individuals on Merseyside by establishing a wide-reaching and sustainable development programme. A full-time mental health football coordinator, the first role of its kind in the country, will be tasked with setting up Merseyside’s first mental health football league, whilst engaging service-users as volunteers and coaches in the programme.

Significant research will also be carried by Liverpool John Moores University to measure the impact sport and physical activity has in the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions.

The news of the funding is a further boost to Everton’s award winning disability football scheme which is one of the largest and most respected programmes in the world.

Under the stewardship of Steve Johnson, EITC Disability Manager, and Disability Officer Chris Clarke, Everton In The Community have achieved many accolades such as the FA National Award for Disability and the Big Issue Difference Award to add to their growing reputation.

Graham Lewis, EITC Chief Executive said:- “Health and education have been key growth areas for Everton In The Community over the past 12 months. Mental health is part of EITC understanding key issues that effect its community, thus providing opportunities for a vast array of diverse user groups.”

Chris Clarke, EITC Disability Officer added:- “Many months of hard work have gone into establishing a coordinated and sustainable football development programme for mental health service-users. Mental health is an issue that is very often overlooked by sporting service providers, yet is an issue that can affect one in four of the population at some stage in their life.

Everton In The Community, as always, aim to lead the way in changing this situation and create opportunities that go beyond participation, but enhance all aspects of peoples lives – this funding will really allow us to take this programme to the next level.”

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