Aug 7, 2018

Bottesford NHW Alert: ID Theft

We have received reports of recycling/waste bins being raided in the local area and personal information from discarded documents used fraudulently. The only safe way to dispose of any written material containing personal information is to shred or burn it. This includes envelopes with your name and address. You may think that such information is already in the public domain so it really doesn’t matter but fraudsters routinely collect information from a number of different sources which when put together is sufficient to open bank accounts or apply for credit cards IN YOUR NAME. Please don’t discard paperwork containing personal information – destroy it!

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Jul 3, 2018

Bottesford NHW Alert: Lost Cat - Update

Felix’s owner has asked us to circulate the following message/poster

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

 

FOUND FELIX!

BIG thank you

-      To the lovely lady (and her dog) who spotted him in the window of an empty ‘For Sale’ property and helped with his rescue.

 

Thank you

-      To Anne for putting his missing poster on Facebook and to everyone who shared / sent it out and put it up in the village.

-      To everyone who took the time to look for him, (especially with the football being on) and those who called to say you might have seen him.

 

We are very grateful, and it is amazing to have him home again after he was trapped for nearly a week without food and water.

 

*Please keep looking out for any animals wandering into your home or outbuildings as they can easily get locked in without any food or water.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Jun 28, 2018

Bottesford NHW Alert: Break In at Red Lion / Felix - Missing Cat

Break In at Red Lion

The Red Lion was broken into – probably last night. Police are aware and if anyone saw anything suspicious or have information about it please contact the police on the non-emergency 101 number. Local residents are asked to be extra vigilant in case the perpetrators return.

 

Felix - Missing Cat

Have you seen our cat? Please call or text 07398 222 964.

Please check your garages and sheds etc. in case Felix is trapped in there as he has been missing for a few days and will be hungry / thirsty. Felix is a black and white large mixed breed cat.

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Bottesford NHW Alert: Suspicious Vehicle

A silver/white van with a high roof was seen at approx 2pm today on Grantham Road. Two men, one going up drives. Registration AE55 FAO. Please be alert and report anything suspicious to the police immediately. Emergency or crime in progress 999 otherwise 101.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Jun 12, 2018

Bottesford NHW Alert: MISSING DOG IN VALE

Pl see below

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

From: Gill Becken [mailto:gillbecken@talktalk.net]
Sent: 12 June 2018 08:32
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: MISSING DOG IN VALE

 

 

 

 

 



 

It's a hound dog missing from knipton. A much loved pet.

 


 

Can you share this everywhere please!!
Gil Becken
Vale NHW Network co-ordinator

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 

Bottesford NHW Alert: Fraud and Phishing

For some time now the number of reports about online fraud and phishing have far outnumbered those concerned with traditional criminal behaviour in our area. 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.

 

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

 

Apr 8, 2018

Bottesford NHW Alert: Online Marketplace Fraud Advice For Sellers / Magazine Advertise Debt Alert

Online Marketplace Fraud Advice For Sellers:

 

Action Fraud has received several reports indicating that sellers of items on online marketplace websites are falling victim to fraud by bogus buyers. Typically, the bogus buyers contact the seller wanting to purchase the item for sale and advise they will be sending the requested amount via PayPal or other electronic payment method. The seller then receives a fake, but official looking email stating they have been paid more than the asking price and to send the difference back to the buyer’s bank account. In reality, no money has ever been sent to the seller; the bogus buyer has spoofed an email and purported to be an online payment company. All contact is then severed with the seller.

 

It is important to remember that selling anything could make you a target to these fraudsters however the NFIB has identified that those offering sofas, large furniture and homeware are particularly vulnerable.

 

Protection Advice

 

Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic. Remember criminals can imitate any email address. Stay in control. Always use a trusted payment method online, such as Paypal, and have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for payment like bank transfers.

 

Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision.  Always verify that you have received payment from the buyer before completing a sale.

 

Listen to your instincts.  Criminals will try and make unusual behaviour, like overpaying, seem like a genuine mistake.

 

Visit Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/) and Cyber Aware (cyberaware.gov.uk) for more information about how to protect yourself online.

 

If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Magazine Advertise Debt Alert:

 

 

Victims receive a telephone call from someone purporting to be a bailiff enforcing a court judgement, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt. The fraudsters state the debt originates from the victim not paying a magazine advertisement subscription.

 

A variety of magazine names and publishers are being used by the fraudsters, who also commonly use the names of certified Bailiff Enforcement Agents such “Scott Davis”, “Stephen King” and “Mark Taylor”. These are names of certified Bailiff Enforcement Agents employed by debt enforcement companies.
 

The fraudsters request that the debt be repaid by bank transfer. If the victim refuses, they threaten to visit the victim’s home or place of work to recover the debt that is owed.

 

Once the money has been transferred, victims are not provided with receipt details of the payment or contact details. Later when victims make enquiries, they’ll discover that the debt did not exist, and often that no advertisement was placed.

 

This type of fraud is nationwide. Since 2017, there have been 52 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud. From the reports received, there are a range of different businesses and individuals being targeted.

 

Protection Advice:
 

1. Listen to your instinct: just because someone knows your basic details, such as your name and address, it doesn’t mean they are genuine.

 

2. Stay in control: always question cold callers: always contact the companies directly using a known email or phone number.

 

3. Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision: a legitimate company will be prepared to wait whilst you verify information.

 

If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

 

Visit Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/) and Cyber Aware (cyberaware.gov.uk) for more information about how to protect yourself online.

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

 

Circulated by:

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626