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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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Covid-19 General Local News National News Scams

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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Covid-19 General Network News Safer and Stronger Scams

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 […]

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Covid-19 Crime Information Scams

Any self employed people reading the blogs?

Good morning, if you are reading this as a self employed person, then you may wish to know if you are eligible for government grant income support. This is not an expertise mail, merely to pass on a personal experience from my own company letter received yesterday, and actioned this morning. There are many very […]

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Apologies – been offline this week.

A couple of personal problems have stopped me putting anything out this week, but hopefully sorted enough to come back on line now. Scams involving types of Covid 19 related testing kits and tax returns from not working have again emerged this week, so please be very wary of any unknown number phone calls or […]

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Today’s latest published information

After today’s virtual Fraud Forum meeting, there is another bunch of advice notes ready to be published see below. Please take note – be aware of a scam currently working its’ way over from North Lincs. – a white van man who promises to sanitise and disinfect your driveway and buildings with a Covid 19 […]

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Crime Commissioner blog – update from Keith Hunter

I have been asked to share the following, please would you share with your network: The Police and Crime Commissioner is writing a regular BLOG to update our communities and partners about what the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Commissioner himself are doing during this lockdown period to ensure vital services […]

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General Local News Meetings National News Network News Safer and Stronger Scams

Advice for any business owners who are readers of this blog

I have been asked to forward this advice on to anyone who is a business owner. This is not government advice, but goes out to retail outlets from their national group. It explains a few things in a more simple format than many of the “official” sources that use jargon and acronyms, which can often […]

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FRAUD FORUM – VIRTUAL MEETING ON THURSDAY

The members of the N.E. Lincs Fraud Forum will be holding a virtual meeting on Thursday afternoon. As a member, I can ask questions under any other business if anyone has any burning issues from themselves, relatives, or friends, in regards to local scams etc. If you have a question for me to put before […]

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ARE YOU HELPING THE SCAMMERS WITHOUT KNOWING IT ?

SOCIAL MEDIA – FREELY GIVEN INFORMATION. We’re in lockdown, I’m bored, let’s fill in one of these fun surveys, so how many brothers and sisters have you got, where were you born, what was your first house number and street, tell me lots of little details about yourself ? You have now given anyone who […]