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Scam bulletin for 23rd April 2021

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 […]

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Scam bulletin 9th April 2021

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 […]

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Scams bulletin for 5th March 2021

A couple of specific scam warnings this week related to common, current problems. The first is about texts and automated phone calls which are suggesting problems with National Insurance or Tax. These are all scams. I’ve personally had these this week and have spoken to many people who have already received the calls. National Insurance […]

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For everything new there will be a scam trying to take advantage of it

Whenever there is something new, criminal scammers will try and take advantage of the confusion that can arise around it. Covid came into our lives and the criminals exploited our fears of this to offer us fake cures or fake offers of financial support. People started shifting to online shopping so the fraudsters exploited those […]

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Scam bulletin. Dealing with a scam phone call

A friend of a colleague answered a phone call which said they were from BT. The instruction was they she needed to sign her BT contract again immediately otherwise her phone would be cut off. Luckily she didn’t fall for it and hung up immediately. Scam avoided. How do I know if this is a […]

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Scam bulletin for 29th Jan 2021

One of the themes for unpleasant scams doing the rounds at the moment is playing on Covid-19 and vaccinations. Many messages now look very real and pretend to come from the NHS and other reputable sources. So it’s really important to watch out for these (and warn others) and not to click or follow through […]

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Covid-19 Scams

NHS Vaccine Scams via Social Media or text

Important. Please warn everyone you know about the Covid-19 and Vaccination Scams that are currently doing the rounds on social media. If you’re on Social Media and you get messaged with something like below then please DO NOT CLICK – it’s a scam.  If you do click through and happen to get to something asking […]

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Community Covid-19 Crime Information General Local News Miscellaneous Prevention Scams

UPDATE – SCAM VACCINE CALLS

Karl will again fully update the scam on Friday, but police have warned of a new text / social media ciontact being made with a VERY genuine looking attachment page which looks very realistic as if from the NHS. It tells you that you are now in line for the jab and to accept or […]

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Community Covid-19 Crime Information Local News Miscellaneous Prevention Safer and Stronger Scams

VACCINE JAB FRAUD CALLS

I do not normally deal with scam mails, as Karl does an excellent job updating new ones every week, but this one really annoys me, and evidence has shown nationally that one elderly lady was duped into paying over £150.00 for a placebo type jab, administered under non hygienic conditions, and with no knowledge of […]

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Covid-19 Prevention Scams

Important advice about covid-19 fraud and scams

Humberside Police have issued a document which explains both about some of the very latest scams that are targeting people about Covid-19 and vaccinations and about how to avoid falling victim to them. Please have a read and share widely. Let’s make sure no-one we know falls victim to this sort of scam playing on […]

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Prevention Scams

New Year Scam bulletin 1: Covid 19 vaccine scams alert

Welcome to our first Scams bulletin for 2021. Happy New Year to you. We hope you’ve managed to survive Christmas shopping online without falling into any scams. Unfortunately there have been a lot of them happening recently, so please still continue to be extra vigilant into 2021 and keep yourself safe from scams. Now the […]

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Community Covid-19 Crime Information General Prevention Safer and Stronger Scams

New Vaccine Scam ! Info from the Fraud Forum.

I normally leave all scam alerts with Karl for his excellent and informative Friday slot, but the NEL Fraud Forum and Humberside Police have asked me to put this up asap , so here goes ! COVID 19 Vaccine Scam Text We have been informed about a new scam that is being circulated, but looks very […]

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Community Local News Prevention Scams

“Stay Safe” guide to inform older people about looking after themselves over the Winter published

Winter and Christmas are going to be different this year. Coronavirus has seen to that. But at the same time, Winter is always something to prepare for – to make sure you stay safe and well over the darker, colder months. Preparing your property against burglars or preparing yourself against the growing tide of scams […]

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Crime Information Network News Scams

New scam alert!

Food Parcel Scam We have just been alerted of a food parcel scam in North East Lincolnshire. Details: The victim who attends a food larder in North East Lincolnshire regularly received a friend request via Facebook.  It appeared that they had a mutual Facebook friend.  They were asked to click a link to receive the […]

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Local News Scams

Scam Bulletin: Shopping online this Christmas? Be Cyber Aware and don’t be scammed

Last Christmas shopping seasons saw over 17000 reported online shopping scams averaging at £775 loss per person. This year, with many more people shopping online, perhaps for the first time, things could be worse. So if you’re online and shopping, you need to make sure you are Cyber Aware. Cyber Aware is a campaign from […]