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Scams

Scams Bulletin 12

Just a single focus for this bulletin. An excellent guide to avoiding scams by Age UK. Although of course it’s written for the older audience, it’s very clearly presented and is relevant to everyone. The 40 pages clearly explain the types of scam and fraud, how to avoid them and what to do if you […]

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Scams

Scams Bulletin 11

We took a short break last week from the bulletins. But we’re back and here are a few more useful bits of information for you. The first is a section on the NatWest website. They have lots of resources and information about steering clear of scams and fraud. Visit it here https://www.natwestinternational.com/global/fraud-and-security/spotting-scams.html The media are […]

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Scams

Scams Bulletin 10

This week a warning about a PayPal fraud where the scammers use Facebook Messenger to pretend to be a friend or relative asking with help to use a Paypal account after they’ve supposedly sold an item on ebay. If you’re on Social Media and have a Paypal account then this is one for you. All […]

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Crime Information General

Discounts on security equipment

The National Safety in Neighbours anti-burglary campaign continues (see our first blog about this here  and the second here) and we’d repeat our messages about protecting your property. Remember that you need to think about ways to: – Protect your perimeter – Protect your building – and Protect your contents There is currently an offer […]

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General Local News

Who you gonna call?

When you, a friend, family member, neighbour or local resident needs help or support, do you know who you should be calling? You’ll know 999, 101 and 111, but what about other local services and support organisations? Why not get a list of numbers together and keep them by your phone, in your diary or […]

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OurWatch

August newsletter published by OurWatch

The latest e-newsletter from OurWatch (the national Neighbourhood Watch network https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/) has just been published. Read about it here or download it as a .pdf directly here. Always useful to catch up with the latest national news and share with others in your own NWG.

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National News

Your opinion matters

Over 20000 people have already completed the quick survey that OurWatch (the national Neighbourhood Watch network https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/) has open at the moment. The survey needs completing by tomorrow (21st August). The National Neighbourhood Watch Impact Survey is unique and an opportunity to contribute to the national conversation about how best Neighbourhood Watch serves our community. […]

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Scams

Scams Bulletin 9

This week’s very brief discussion is about your letter box and the scam letters that come through it. Although we focus a lot on email scams, postal scams have been around a lot longer and reach a lot of people who are not even connected to computers. Postal scams trick the reader into assuming they […]

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Local News Prevention

Cycle theft has increased but you can do plenty to protect your own

Cycling is having a boom at the moment and new bikes are in short supply. Unfortunately this has also resulted in an increase in cycle thefts locally. In July there were 72 bikes stolen across North East Lincolnshire with thefts taking place across all areas. This is 27 more than in June and a worrying […]

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Local News

Financial and Wellbeing support booklet published to ensure people know where to get support

A local guide has been published explaining exactly who to contact to get advice and support around a range of issues related to finance and wellbeing. Please share this around your own networks and community so that it’s as easy as possible for people experiencing hardship to find out who to talk to. Download the […]

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Crime Information National News OurWatch

Safety in Neighbours anti-burglary campaign ongoing

The national OurWatch campaign “Safety in Neighbours” is all about making sure we’re all playing our part in protecting our property and possessions to make it harder for opportunistic burglars to get busy. Visit the Campaign page here and tell your neighbours! This week I’m reminded of the useful burglary prevention pages in the Neighbourhood […]

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Local News Network News Tech

The NEL Watch Discussion Site is now even easier to register to use

We’ve made it even easier to use our new, online discussion space. You can now visit the Network at www.biglocalnorthcleethorpes.org.uk/nelwatchnetwork and simply click on the sign in/register button at the top and ask to register as a new user. Once you’ve followed the steps it asks you to, we’ll get your application to register and […]

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Network News

How does your group communicate?

If you are a NWG Coordinator we’d like to find out how within your own Neighbourhood Watch Group how you communicate with each other – your committee / your members / the residents in your street? Normally I guess some of you hold meetings of course. What else? Do you simply phone each other? Emails? […]

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Local News National News OurWatch

Several important surveys seek your response

Our National Neighbourhood Watch Network (OurWatch) is carrying out their first ever national survey and we’ve been asked to get as many people as possible involved! Whether or not you are connected to a Neighbourhood Watch Group (but we hope you are) you can complete this quick survey to help OurWatch to understand the national […]

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Scams

Scams bulletin 8

Just a few quick Scam related updates this week: This week in the news: Banks reveal the ten top scams that people need to currently be aware of. Some of these are financial and some are related to Covid-19. Read the article here. The other warning this week is about a current Phishing attack that […]