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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 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 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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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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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 […]

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Scams bulletin 7

Yet again this week I’m reading more news that scams and fraud are on the increase during these months of lockdown and ‘different normal’. People are doing unfamiliar things (such as shopping online or using Facebook to connect more with family), and the scammers (criminals) are exploiting this. As Neighbourhood Watch Group Coordinators or Members […]

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Scams bulletin 6

Welcome to our latest Scams Bulletin. As lockdown begins to ease, the scammers are increasing their efforts. Story in the Guardian says “Scam calls will rise as lockdown eases, says trading standards body”. So now is a good time to be extra vigilant – not just for yourself but for your family, friends and neighbours. […]

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Scams bulletin 5

Just a very short scam bulletin this week as I’m actually on holiday (staycation) this week. Back to normal next week and in the meantime you can ask your questions and get discussing your cyber/scam issues on our Network discussion website here. I am very interested to hear of the experiences people have been having […]

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Scam bulletin 4

This week’s Scam bulletin starts with a set of guidelines from Action Fraud on how to protect yourself against fraud or cyber crime. Some of these tips are a bit different to the usual ones – keeping an eye on your credit account, watching out for fraud recovery fraud and making sure you’re using something […]

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Scams update 3

Welcome to the third of our weekly Scam information bulletins. Read all the bulletins here. Ways to report all kinds of scam We can all help to tackle scams and fraud by ensuring things are reported appropriately. Please report all Fraud and Cybercrime to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or online here. If […]

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Scams update 2

Welcome to our second Scam bulletin. Each week I’m just sharing ideas, resources, tips and advice about scams and fraud – mainly how to avoid it! Please read yourself; share with your family, friends and neighbours. And if you’re part of a Neighbourhood Watch Group please see if you can make sure others in the […]

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Scams update 1

Welcome to our first, regular, weekly update on Scams. Every week (probably Fridays) I’ll share some information, news, resources and thoughts around Scams. There’s plenty of advice and information already out there on the web. But we hope to help you find the useful and interesting stuff more easily with these weekly updates. Keep checking […]

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The ScamShare bulletin keeps you informed about current scams

Keep up to date with the latest scams doing the rounds through this ScamShare bulletin. Find out more.

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NHS Test and Trace – Police information

NHS Test and Trace are doing a very important job at the moment and there is always the possibility that you will be contacted. It’s very helpful to coorperate with them to help keep on top of the outbreak. BUT there are people making Scam phone calls and pretending to be from Track and Trace. […]

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New home schooling resource – Police notice

Launch of New Home Schooling Resource To Prevent Child Grooming During Covid-19 New home schooling resource to protect young people from grooming on-line Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Humberside, Keith Hunter, has today launched a new home schooling resource to support parents and guardians in protecting their children from grooming. Please click HERE for […]