Tuesday, 17 October 2017

@NAT - Help with cyberbullying and online harassment

Explore cyberbullying and online harassment, and get help
Online bullying can have serious consequences in the real world. You've come to the right place for information. This section includes resources for Schools and Partners.
Advice on Cyberbullying and online harassment
We're working with a number of charities, schools, care professionals, spokespeople and other partners to share information about cyberbullying and online harassment.
We want to offer the support and guidance young people (and their families) need to tackle online abuse, which can have a serious impact on those involved. 
On our cyberbullying pages you'll find:
  • advice for adults and for young people
  • an interview with Worcester mum Lucy Alexander whose son, Felix, took his own life after years of online bullying
  • downloadable images, ideal for sharing on social media
  • links to further sources of information and help.

Monday, 9 October 2017

@WAR - Solar panels may attract rogue trader ‘cleaning’ services


09/10/2017 Solar panel owners warned of rogue trader ‘cleaning’ services

Owners of solar panels are warned to beware of rogue traders door knocking in the Warwickshire 
area offering to clean their roofs. The rogue traders give the false impression that they are working 
on behalf of the solar panel installers and suggest to the home owners that their roof is due a clean 
due to the length of time the solar panels have been installed.
The rogues are reported to be charging between £1300 and £1700 for work that is overpriced and
is more likely to damage the roof (and the solar panels) than clean it.
Homeowners are advised not to allow people to pressure wash their roofs. Pressure washing roofs
can lead to the roof tiles lifting.
The rogue traders may also be involved in other forms of criminal activity and may be taking the
opportunity to scope people's homes for burglaries.
NEVER buy goods or services from an unexpected doorstep trader. Keep you door CLOSED
  • Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer 
    Service on 03454 040506.
  • Warwickshire Trading Standards Website Facebook Twitter
  • Sign up to scam alerts at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/scams
  • Avoid rogue traders. Use Warwickshire Trading Standards No Rogue Traders Here
    approved trader scheme
  • Please feel free to pass on or re-publish this email alert

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

@WAR - Cyber Scam Update October


Some of the topics covered this month:

  • Scammers Using A Simple Con To Get Into Online Bank Accounts
  • Become A Cyber Champion & Help Others In Your Local Area
  • Watch Out For MORE Scam PPI Emails, Phone Calls & Text Messages
  • Action Fraud Launches Counterfeit Goods Campaign
  • Equifax Data Breach - How To Protect Yourself

Monday, 2 October 2017

@NAT - Bogus Police phone call warning

02/10/2017 Bogus Police phone call warning

Fraudsters are pretending to be Police Officers in order to steal bank account information, Warwickshire Trading Standards understands. Members of the public have reported several incidents where they have received phone calls from people claiming to be Police Officers investigating a crime involving their bank cards. The callers then ask for bank card details, including long numbers, sort codes, the security number on the back and PINs. The information is then used to scam them out of thousands of pounds.
No Police Force will ever ask you for bank details in this way.
NEVER divulge any bank/card information to people who phone you. If you believe the caller is genuine, ask to phone back on a publicly listed telephone number.
More information
  • Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.
  • Warwickshire Trading Standards Website Facebook Twitter
  • Sign up to scam alerts at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/scams
  • Avoid rogue traders. Use Warwickshire Trading Standards No Rogue Traders Here approved trader scheme
  • Please feel free to pass on or re-publish this email alert

Friday, 22 September 2017

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

@WAR - September Cyber Scam Update


Identity Theft At An ‘Epidemic Level’
EasyJet 'Free Flights' Offer Takes Off On Social Media
GOOD NEWS: Cold-Calling Ban On Pension Companies To Include Texts & Emails
LinkedIn Account Email Update Warning
Action Fraud Reissues Courier Scam Warning
SEPTEMBER’S Top Tip: Watch Out For Text Scams

Saturday, 16 September 2017

@WAS - Recovery & Wellbeing Academy Courses - South Warwickshire


The Recovery and Wellbeing Academy aims to support Personal Recovery and Wellbeing.
So what is personal Recovery?
Personal Recovery is about building a meaningful and satisfying life despite difficulties caused by ill health.
There are 3 very important elements of Personal recovery that the Academy supports;
  • Having Control on your life and Illness;
  • Having the Opportunity to build a life beyond illness
  • Having Hope and belief that we can all pursue hopes and dreams.