NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ALCESTER
Rogue traders tackled with Approved Trader Scheme Partnership Worried about rogue traders? Warwickshire Trading Standards has entered in to a new partnership with No Rogue Traders Here – an approved trader scheme. No Rogue Traders Here is an approved trader scheme with a difference, putting consumers in touch with traders who have been fully vetted. All traders are:1. Approved by Trading Standards 2. Bankruptcy and identity checked 3. Home and business addresses verified 4. Licences and insurance verified 5. Monitored on both quality & price 6. Interviewed before being admitted to the scheme. Vetted traders include: Builders, Roofers, Plumbers, Double Glazing, Central Heating & Boilers, Electricians, Carpenters, Decorators, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Driveways. They also have handymen who will carry out small jobs. To find out more and register, visit: No Rogue Traders Here or phone 0800 233 500
Fake Amazon Email Warning Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “firstname.lastname@example.org” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification. The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information. Amazon says that suspicious e-mails will often contain: Links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk, but aren’t Amazon.co.uk., Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer. ,Typos or grammatical errors, Forged (or spoofed) e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from Amazon.co.uk. Amazon makes it clear that it will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.
Action Fraud Action fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for Fraud and Cyber Crime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime. People are being scammed, ripped off or conned everyday and Action Fraud are there to help. www.actionfraud.police.uk or 01300 123 2040
The next meeting of NHW Alcester will be held on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 7.30pm at St Nicholas Church House. Contact details: email@example.com or telephone Dorrie Manders on 01789 762999
Alcester is a relatively crime free area. We work together to keep it that way.
Communicating with the Police Emergencies dial 999
Report a crime or serious incident 01926 415000
Stratford Police Station 01789 414111
101 Police non-emergency number 101 is the national police non-emergency number in England and Wales which diverts to your local Police. Calls cost 15 pence per call, (landlines and mobiles).
General enquiries Alcester library has a ‘Police Contact Point’ during library opening times.
Call Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is a charity who will pass on information to police without revealing any details of the caller.
Alcester South Safer Neighbourhood Team dial 101 or 01789 444816 or Mobile: 07979704373 Please feel free to contact the team direct:
PS 542 Bob Shaw (Team Sergeant) 01789 444815
PC Richard Lambert (Beat Manager)
Contact Warwickshire Trading Standards 01926 414040. Website Facebook Twitter. Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506. Sign up to receive scam alerts at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/scams. Action Fraud Report a Fraud or Cyber Crime to 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.
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