We’ll be sharing the Humberside Police “Twelve Festive Frauds” campaign over the advent season. Please share with others and lets all stay safe from scams over the season.
Read on for links to the Which? website which has information on the very latest scams. They provide a weekly e-newsletter too to keep you informed.
A quick mention of our Fraudwatch project; some useful info about fraud, and how to get a scam talk booked for your community
A warning via Fraudwatch about a scam where cold callers are pretending to be Police Officers. Please be aware and share
GetSafeOnline has some simple tips for university students to stay safe when online. Read on and share the details with any students you know.
This very latest scam shows how scammers prey on victims using current themes in the news. It’s a reminder for us all to be vigilant against scams and to check before we click!
There’s a possibility you may be able to get a free call blocking device through this national scheme. If interested, read on.
Businesses and organisations have slightly different issues to watch out for with scams and fraud than individuals do. When you have bank accounts and funds; employees and property; supply chains and more, there are many different ways for frauds and scams to be carried out. And this can all apply to even the smallest charities […]
We have a Scams information page here. But it’s easy to forget it’s there, so here it is repeated in full. Hopefully this is a simple set of reminders about how to watch out for, avoid and report scams. Stay safe. Let’s beat scams together We all need to be on the lookout for Scams at […]
The North East Lincolnshire Neighbourhood Networking programme is working across Cleethorpes wards with Big Local North Cleethorpes (BLNC). And Big Local is keen to support local residents with community safety issues – especially older or more vulnerable people, so they have kindly sponsored the production of some “No Cold Caller” window stickers. We now have […]
Local Stay Safe Guides A locally produced printed guide – “Stay Safe” – has just had another print run for the residents of Cleethorpes. It’s been produced using Crime Reduction Fund money and also local support from Big Local North Cleethorpes and it is aimed at older people. It’s stuffed full of simple advice about […]
The last of our information updates to accompany the 2021 Neighbourhood Watch Week which runs from 5th to 11th June and so ends today. Whatever you, your neighbours or your members of your Neighbourhood Watch Group are up to this week, remember that the theme is around strong communities. So hopefully you can share the […]
From this week forward I’m going to try and use the word Fraud more than Scam. I remember visiting a “Scam-ference” a couple of years ago and being struck by the conversations on the day showing the significant, lasting and sometimes devastating impacts when ‘scams’ take effect. It was clear than ‘scam’ made it sound […]
If you’ve not yet subscribed to email alerts from Which? Then I’d recommend them. Short and sweet emails warning you about some of the latest scams doing the rounds and some helpful tips. Subscribe to their alerts here. This week I’d just like to highlight a couple of important issues: Doorstep callers. 5 things you […]
This week: a couple of warnings about specific types of scam; a warning about ’fleeceware’; a scam notification service and a note about scam guides. Supermarket shopping scams Consumers who have been ordering their groceries online during lockdown are being warned about a new scam call. An automated message says that your Tesco order has […]