Feb 6, 2019

Bottesford NHW Alert: Scams, Scams and More Scams

Reports of scams continue to be received on a daily basis so we are repeating the advice issued last June:

 

Whilst the framework in which individual fraud and phishing activities are presented varies, many of the warning signs are the same:

 

·         The opportunity offered seems too good to be true – trust your instincts

·         The approach comes “out of the blue” – it is unsolicited – always check back independently with the body/organisation supposedly offering the opportunity

·         The opportunity requires an immediate response – if you feel you are being rushed into action STOP and think!

·         The actions you are being asked to take feel strange or surprising for the organisation concerned e.g. your bank will NEVER ask you to reveal your security information; HMRC will NEVER inform you of a tax refund via email or telephone. If it feels out of the ordinary – BEWARE

·         An unwillingness to share the caller’s telephone number or the number given is invalid is a sure sign that something is wrong

 

Residents can check for known scams by visiting https://actionfraud.police.uk. The website is valuable resource for all information relating to online fraud and phishing. You can sign up for regular alerts, check for known activity, report scams and phishing attempts and view advice on protecting yourself from this rapidly increasing risk.

 

In addition there is a new nationwide initiative called Friends Against Scams which offers a wide range of support helping residents spot the signs and raise awareness. It includes online training to learn about the different types of scams, how to spot them and how to avoid becoming a victim. Find out more by visiting friendsagainstscams.org.uk

 

If you have elderly relatives or friends please help them understand the risks and how to deal with them.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Dec 13, 2018

Bottesford NHW Alert: Road Traffic Accident on Mon 10th Dec / ASB / Theft From Outbuildings and Parked Vehicles

Road Traffic Accident on Mon 10th Dec:

Police investigating the fatal RTA at the junction of the A52 and Belvoir Road are appealing for witnesses.

Detective Constable Alison Briance from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, says: “We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw either of the vehicles being driven beforehand or the collision itself.”

“If you have any information about the incident and have not yet spoken to officers we would like to hear from you.

“Equally if you have Dashcam and captured what happened we urge you to make contact.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 4484 Alison Briance on 101, quoting incident number 552 of 10 December.

ASB

 

There has recently been a couple of ASB/criminal damage incidents in the village. One where a stone was thrown at a bus shattering the windscreen (Barkestone Lane) and one where a residents window was damaged by an airgun pellet (Belvoir Road). Police are aware of both incidents and if anyone has any information about either of them please contact the police on the non-emergency 101 number.

 

Theft From Outbuildings and Parked Vehicles

 

Residents are alerted to a continuing spate of thefts from outbuildings and parked cars in the surrounding areas. Please be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Dec 4, 2018

Bottesford NHW: Bottesford Xmas Lights

The Parish Council have requested us to circulate the attached poster.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Nov 16, 2018

Bottesford NHW Alert: Suspicious Vehicle

Received from Flawborough NHW:

At 5.30 Thursday 15th Nov a 4X4 Land Rover discovery reg no X159 KRB was parked in the gate way of a property in Flawborough (NG13 9PA).  When approached it left with great speed to towards Alverton.  It was also seen suspiciously in a gate way to Kilvington Lakes complex.  In view of the number of vehicle crimes in this area lately it was reported to the police and they confirm the number does not exist.  reg of this vehicle X159  KRB Please report sightings to the police immediately.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Nov 15, 2018

Bottesford NHW Alert: Vehicle Theft

We have received an unconfirmed report of 5 instances over the last 8 days in which vehicles  have been stolen from remote properties and been found burned out later. Some of these are farm type vehicles. These events have happened just over the county border in Nottinghamshire, but close enough for us to advise extra vigilance and precautions where possible. We are seeking confirmation of the report.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Nov 2, 2018

Fireworks

The firework season is upon us – how quickly it comes round. NHW wants everyone to enjoy themselves -  safely; but if you are letting off fireworks in your garden please have regard for elderly or vulnerable neighbours and those with pets. This can be a very difficult time them. You can help them by letting them know in advance, with some idea of times when it will be noisy. This at least gives them chance to make the necessary arrangements to minimise the distress to themselves and their pets. Please also restrict the fireworks to reasonable times before people go to bed. Very often being a good neighbour makes a good neighbour.

Enjoy your fireworks and be safe!!

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Oct 30, 2018

Bottesford NHW Alert: Keys Found

Keys have been found believed to be from an invalid scooter. If anyone has lost keys today please contact NHW.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626