Thursday, 22 February 2018

@NAT - WhatsApp safety: a how to guide for parents

The application, available to download from the App and Play stores, averages over 800 million monthly users. The minimum age requirement to use the service is 16 years.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

@NAT - Penniless student? - This isn't the answer

Crooks offered to pay my rent so they could launder cash: Alice, 20, said no but thousands are falling victim

  • Student Alice Schweigert reveals how students are becoming money mules 
  • She was targeted within weeks of starting at University of Hertfordshire 
  • In return for accommodation log-in details she would have half her rent paid 
  • Alice could have faced charges and a sentence of up to 14 years


Monday, 5 February 2018

@NAT - Friends Against Scams - Please watch the presentation and consider if there is anyone who needs your help

A National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, Friends Against Scams was launched in October 2016 to raise awareness of scams and encourage people to take a stand against scams.
Scams often target people in vulnerable situations - Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent these people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to ‘Take a Stand Against Scams’. The initiative is designed to inspire action, highlight the scale of the problem, change the perceptions of why people fall for scams, and make scams a community, regional and national topic. In response to this challenge Nuneaton & Bedworth Neighbourhood Watch Association has recently signed up as a Friends Against Scams Organisation.
Each year scams cause between £5bn and £10bn worth of detriment to UK consumers.  In addition to the financial impact, scams can have a severe emotional and psychological impact upon victims.
Friends Against Scams is open to anyone who wants to protect themselves, their neighbours or their loved ones against scams.  Free awareness sessions – available online and in person– are being rolled out, which will provide people with the confidence and skills they need to identify and prevent scams.  Those who participate in the sessions will become a Friend Against Scams and will be encouraged to put their knowledge to use in their local communities.
The Friends Against Scams initiative aims to:
  • Highlight the scale of the problem by encouraging communities and the nation to talk about scams;
  • Change the perceptions of why people respond to scams;
  • Prevent people from becoming or continuing to be a scam victim by providing better support; and
  • Recruit individuals and communities to join the fight against scams to make the UK a scam-free nation.
In addition to empowering members of the public the Friends Against Scams initiative also partners with a range of organisations who will help promote awareness of scams and take steps to help tackle scams.  Founding partners of the campaign include NatWest, Bournemouth University and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.
Please visit the Friends Against Scams website to find out more information and do the 20 minute online awareness session which will give you the tools to help protect yourselves, and others you care from, from being targeted by criminal scammers.
To learn more about Friends Against Scams Click Here

@WAR - Emergency Services Careers Fair - Worcester

Emergency Services Careers Fair - Worcester

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police will be at The Emergency Services Careers Fair to be held at The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester on Monday 26 February.
You are invited to come along and talk to us about careers as a Police Officer, member of Police Staff or how to become involved in one of our volunteering roles of Special Constable, Police Support Volunteer or Police Cadet.
The event will take place between 10am and 2pm and we look forward to meeting you there.
It is hoped that a similar event will be held in Warwickshire in the future but we would not like Warwickshire residents to miss out on this opportunity.
A poster is attached for you to display if you wish to.
Thank you.  

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@NAT - The Countryside Code

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

@SOA - FENNY COMPTON NW Monthly Newsletter for Compton Chronicle


Southam/Feldon Community Forum - The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 13th December, venue to be confirmed. Everyone is welcome to come along and it is YOUR chance to find out what is really going on in YOUR community. An informal “drop-in” surgery is always held for the half hour before the forum where you can speak to officers from your local Safer Neighbourhood Team, Councillors and Officers from Warwickshire County and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils to raise specific concerns or problems.

House/car burglaries have increased markedly in the last 12 months. For advice on prevention visit the "We don't buy crime" page and links on the Warwickshire Police website - For help and advice on property marking contact your coordinator. Often homes are burgled primarily for the keys to the car on the drive so don't leave them in a convenient place like the hall table. Some of the latest locking systems on prestige cars can be compromised very quickly; a mechanical lock like a Krooklok or lockable post on the drive provide a visible deterrent. 

Cybersafe - Online safety for parents and children 

National NW Newsletter - Convicted burglars tell all, Know your rides, Stop elder abuse and much more

Please share your scam/crime experiences with your neighbours - email Read this and much more in The Stratford District NW Blog which is regularly updated.