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Neighbourhood Watch has had a complete makeover. The excellent new website is easy to navigate and it has lots of useful information and sensible advice. For more information please visit https://www.kent.police.uk/neighbourhoodwatch

Your village representatives are: 

Julie King (Lower Rd)                       01622 816977 or juliekingme15@btinternet.com

Jacky Taylor  (The Green)                01622 236421 or jackytaylor50@gmail.com

 

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Delivery card scam

Posted on 21st May, 2020

Fake delivery cards are been posted with the Royal Mail, like the image below.  There is no logo or any indication of where it has come from. Just a phone number for you to ring.  Don't ring, this is a scam to get your money.

 

Delivery car scam

TV Licence Scam

Posted on 19th May, 2020

We have been sent the following information regarding TV Licence Scams

 

TV Licence Scam

Advice and Information about Scams

Posted on 16th May, 2020

From: PSE 59753 Adam Sackett

Volunteer & Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer

East Kent Police

 

Please find here, and here advice documents about scams/fraud. Additionally these contain advice on sign posting and where you can obtain extra information on scams.

 

Phone Scam from City of London Police

Posted on 16th May, 2020

Straight from the City of London Police fraud team - Extremely sophisticated scam going about this week, involving all banks. You get a message saying a payment hasn’t been taken e.g O2, Vodafone, 3, Giff Gaff or EE and to click here. As soon as you touch it your money is gone. They already have all your details and it’s the most advance scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this on to everyone please - the banks are being inundated with calls - thousands flying out of peoples accounts!

Amazon Prime Scam

Posted on 14th May, 2020

BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours have highlighted a very worrying scam about Amazon Prime account cancellations and renewals.

 

Phone calls are received from supposed Amazon 'agents' saying they want to deal with your  request to cancel/renewal your Amazon Prime membership. You are then are asked to download a programme/App called TeamViewer.  This is a legitimate programme often used by company IT departments to access and troubleshoot employees' problems.

 

You are then asked to give the number and password that they send you.  DO NOT ENTER THESE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  They will then give access to the whole of your computer including emails, social media, online banking etc etc.

 

If you refuse, apparently the operative gets very abusive and tries to frighten people into loading the app,

 

To date approximately £2,000,000 has been stolen from bank accounts.

 

Do take care and be safe

 

BBC COVID 19 SCAM INFORMATION

Posted on 9th May, 2020

The BBC have issued the following information about the increasing number of COVID 19 scams

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52595925

 

Suspicious Vehicles

Posted on 7th May, 2020

We have received a number of reports of suspicious activity around the local villages, mainly wth regard to vehicles carrying 2 or more men. If you see something that concerns you please note the reg. no and a brief description and report it to the police on 101. 

Vehicle Alert

Posted on 5th May, 2020

From a villager a moment ago: Just had a cold caller in a white range rover S16 TNS offering to do my drive. Vehicle is untaxed! Be aware. Pass it on.

Yards in local villages being targeted

Posted on 4th May, 2020

We have been informed that there have been a number of thefts from local yards - West and East Farleigh and Boughton Monchelsea all had yards cleared last night.

 

The alleged cars involved include a Black BMW 1 Series with a 62 number plate (which we know is stolen), a silver grey Astra and a black Astra appear to be working in tandem.

 

Please be vigilant and notify the police on 101 if you see anything.

NATWEST Scam Warning

Posted on 1st May, 2020

The following warning was received from NatWest yesterday.  

 

Customers from many banks are reporting theft from their accounts after responding to fake emails about TV Licence cancellation. Please do report any suspected fraud to your bank immediately and log with https://reporting.actionfraud.police.uk/login

Criminals send fake emails or text messages, pretending to be from the TV Licensing Authority. They want you to click the link to get your phone number and the name of your bank. You will then receive a call from the criminals, pretending to be from your bank's fraud team and persuaded to move your money to a safe account or give away card reader codes.

Many variations of this scam exist; from bogus COVID-19 fines to the promise of free Supermarket shopping vouchers. Visit our Security Centre for more details.

Please remember;

  • We will never tell you to move your money to a safe account
  • We will never ask you to reveal your card reader codes
  • Do not click on a link in an email unless you are certain it is genuine
  • Don't give your personal data or card details to anyone until you are certain you know it is a genuine request

We are working hard to keep you safe from fraud. If you think you may have given away your details to a scammer, please contact us immediately – we can help.