Tuesday, 7 November 2017

@SOA - FENNY COMPTON NW Monthly Newsletter for Compton Chronicle

FENNY COMPTON NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Southam/Feldon Community Forum - The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 13th December, venue to be confirmed. www.warwickshire.gov.uk/southamforum 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 - https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/we-dont-buy-crime 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 twitter.com/NCCcybersafe 

National NW Newsletter - Convicted burglars tell all, Know your rides, Stop elder abuse and much more bit.do/201710NNWN


Please share your scam/crime experiences with your neighbours - email watch@fcvh.org.uk. Read this and much more in The Stratford District NW Blog which is regularly updated. stratfordnw.blogspot.co.uk 

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