COVID SCAMS

COVID is a new area for the low life of this world to try and scam people out of money - see below.

The basic principle is NEVER EVER no matter how convincing give your bank account/card details or any passwords or access to your computer to anyone via an unsolicited call, text or e mail. Always contact your bank directly by phone after ending the phone call making sure you have disconnected the call asking for details.

These scammers are unbelievably convincing so be aware and vigilant with e mails like this .

 

JANUARY 2020 - SOME LATEST SCAMS 

A resident had a phone call stating they needed to attend a court as their national insurance number had been used fraudulently and failure to call them back to update my details would mean a fine and loss of my NI number. 

Phone call with an automated recording of a male voice informing you that your internet/phone has been compromised, please press to speak to somebody who can assist! Please don’t! 

Contacts

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH CONTACT - Anna Roxburgh T: 01935 83745 M: 07766694893

Ward Co-ordinators

Pimperne Martin Smith 01935 83453

Barton Hill/Barley Close Ron Hutcheon 01935 83719

Drive End Farm Vanessa Ebsworth 01935 83408

Drive End Roger Waine 01935 83265

Upper St Anna Roxburgh 09135 83745

Lower St  Steve Galliver 01935 83355

Towns End Wendy Wheeler 01935 83475

Estate Properties Kerry Leggett at Estate Office 01935 482200

 

 

 DOG WARDEN - Stephanie Miller or Gemma Gumbleton - Telephone:- 01305 251010 

COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICER - Luke White - 01308 862222

 


 

 

Latest Police Advice

Scams are increasing as criminals take advantage of the coronavirus situation

The latest scam seems to be that scammers have been sending fake texts to individuals threatening a fine for leaving home. The text claims that the UK Government has been tracking your movements and that you left the home on given dates and travelled a specified distance. You are then told that you have to pay a fine, which will increase the longer you take to pay it. THIS IS A SCAM. It uses the name of a civil authority and preys on your worry that it will cost more if you ignore it. Delete the text and never click on any link in a message from someone you don’t know.

The BBC Website has more information on this and can be found by following this link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-52049616

OTHER SCAMS

Read the documents below or for larger versions click on these links

/_UserFiles/Files/Cold Caller Advice Re Coronovirus.pdf 

/_UserFiles/Files/Coronavirus Related Scams.pdf 

/_UserFiles/Files/Scam Prevention Advice.pdf 

 

 


 

ILCHESTER ESTATES- 01935 482200

BEAMINSTER SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM Telephone: 01305 222222 Email: mailto:beaminster-snt@dorset.pnn.police.uk

BEAMINSTER RURAL NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM now situated at Beaminster Fire Station

Please click here to download a form to be a neighbourhood watch member.

 



POLICE - (For non- emergency and all traffic incidents) - 101 (this is the new nationwide non emergency number
Trading Standards recommend that you consider choosing a trader on the Buy With Confidence scheme. All the traders have been checked out by Trading Standards and are CRB checked. Get access to a list of reputable traders from builders, roofers, plumbers and electricians, to gardeners and tree surgeons. Better safe than sorry!
If trees from your garden have caused damage to your neighbour’s property you may find that you have access to a Legal Helpline through your buildings/contents insurance – depending on the terms of your policy - Check it out!
If you think you have already been ‘ripped off’ you can phone the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on Tel: 08454 040506 and ask for advice.

MESSAGE FROM THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY 
 Poster


CHARITY COLLECTIONS - WARNING
We have received various reports regarding door-to-door callers asking for email addresses and bank details in order to set up direct debit payments for various charities. While some of these may be legitimate, there have been complaints that heavy handed and aggressive techniques have been used. On one occasion an attempt was made to gain entry under the excuse of needing something to rest on whilst taking details. Most legitimate callers will have their own equipment and identification, however please remember not to divulge any personal details to strangers, however convincing they may be. Please pass this information onto friends and neighbours.Thank you.

POSTAL SCAM WARNING
Please find warning from Royal Mail and The Trading Standards Office making people aware of the following scam:

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number). DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize .
If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call. If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.
If you have any information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on 101. Please remember to ask the call handler to mark, or tag, your call `NHW' (Neighbourhood Watch). Reference message FN004 251111 NHW office 01823-363348

OIL TANK SECURITY
Beaminster SNT in conjunction with OFTEC registered oil installers have launced a new scheme called
"STOP THAT OIL". This is aimed at getting people to improve security around their fuel tanks. If you would like to know more, contact Beaminster SNT on 01305 222222 or email beaminster-snt@dorset.pnn.police.uk

FUEL SECURITY MEASURES.
The attached leaflets give help and advice on fuel security measures. - Leaflet