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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 General Local News Miscellaneous

INFORMATION RE SPECIAL NEEDS LOCAL SERVICES

Having helped with a group of special needs adults based at the Grimsby Institute campus for around 12 years, this strikes home that parents / carers are actually being asked to give their views as part of this news item. Please pass this information on to ANYONE who has connections with special needs children and […]

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Community Crime Information General Miscellaneous Prevention Safer and Stronger

VEHICLE PARTS THEFTS – WARNING POST

FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT RECEIVE MY COMMUNITY ALERTS. Catalytic Converter Thefts – Tips on How To Protect Your Vehicle Today we’re warning motorists to be on their guard following a number of reports of catalytic converters being stolen. In the last month we have received reports of incidents in Goole, Scunthorpe, Brigg and Grimsby […]

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Community General Local News Miscellaneous

HEALTHWATCH REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK

Good morning, I have been asked to put this survey request up on the site in regards to how any health service contact could have affected you, either good or bad, during the last few months. As I have myself suffered an injury involving doctor and hospital contact, I have completed the survey – very […]

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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 Crime Information General Local News Miscellaneous National News Prevention

DOG OWNERS – BEWARE !

I am starting to hear local cases of dog walkers being followed and being asked questions about their dogs while out walking, even some people trying to snatch dogs from gardens while dogs are out doing their business. Recent national scam protection TV programmes are suggesting that drug dealers are using some of their ill […]

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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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Community Covid-19 General Miscellaneous

Quick message for those working from home

Today’s neighbour thought is sparked by looking out at horrible inclement wet rainy weather with wind and cold all around us. You may have recently been furloughed or now working from home again with the new restrictions in place. Where do you sit to do your work? I am on the main dining room table […]

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Community Covid-19 General Miscellaneous Training

Thank you, BBC 2 !

Why am I thanking the Beeb? Easy – Education programmes in the early afternoon that are too good just for children learning on line. Coming from a grim mortarboarded teacher background at my grammar school over 50 years ago, how much more could I have learnt and absorbed, given more modern ways to visually show […]

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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

Motorcycle amnesty this week by Humberside Police

Humberside Police are offering an amnesty as part of their plans to reduce nuisance motorbikes on the streets and in open spaces. The local neighbourhood policing teams are offering a FREE collection and disposal service week from 11/01/21 as part of their 2021 Operation Yellowfin Campaign. So if you want rid of any old moped, motorcycle or […]

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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 Local News Network News PCC We Did

Latest message from the PCC

Keith Hunter has issued his latest message in regards to how police are reacting during the pandemic – link is below. https://www.humberside-pcc.gov.uk/News/News-Archive/2021/A-New-Year-message-from-Commissioner-Keith-Hunter.aspx

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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 […]