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Another Despicable Scam - "Wangari" (one ring and drop)
'Wangiri' is a Japanese word meaning 'one ring and drop'. Calls usually cut off just as the phone rings, leaving a missed call message from an international or unusual number.We recommend that you don't return calls to international numbers that you don't recognise. Calls to Wangiri numbers will often result in a charge being incurred and encourage the fraudster to generate more missed calls to customers who choose to call back.Please take a look how this scam works on video
What can you do to protect yourself ?
- Donít answer any unexpected calls from international or unusual numbers.
- If you have a missed call from an international or unusual number, donít be tempted to call them back.
- leave comment with your experience (see Who-called link below) and also you can report any suspicious calls to -
Action Fraud: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ (Telephone: 0300 123 2040)
"Who-called.co.uk" Link: https://who-called.co.uk/Number/00245955392425 (added 06/04/2020)
Police Opening Times Due to COVID-19
Please refer to Police Station Opening Time section on our website: /index/policeinformation/policestationopeningtimes.html for general information and for Nailsea Police Station in particular: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/police-stations/nailsea-police-station/ (amended 27/03/2020)
Coronavirus (CORVID-19) Scams
Please be aware of the new spate of Corvid-19 scams that are now circulating. These can come from doorstep cold-calling, emails, texts, telephone calls and messages. The Police and Action Fraud have both issued Alerts regarding these attempts to fraudulently obtain monies from vulnerable people. Please just say NO, put the phone down, delete the texts and emails. If you have been a victim of these types of scams you can report these to Action Fraud: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ (Telephone: 0300 123 2040). (added 24/03/2020)
April 2020 Newsletter
A web version is available from the Newsletter option: /index/newsletter.html and from the Home Menu above as a web page view.
6th May 2020 Public Meeting - Cancelled
Due to the current Coronavirus advice the Open Public Meeting 6th May has now been cancelled. Unfortunately, this decision was made after the April Newsletter had been printed. (added 17/03/2020)
National Trading Standards - Call Blocker
The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team is releasing more call blockers for the general public today, Friday 13th March 2019.
These were a huge success last year and they ran out very quickly.
Applications can be made through their website:
A trueCall Secure call blocker is a unit that filters unwanted scam and nuisance phone calls from your landline. It allows you to set a trusted caller list for friends, family members, GPs and any other trusted contacts. The unit plugs into an existing phone and phone line and can work alongside broadband or lifeline/pendant devices that are already installed. These are intended more for the vulnerable and elder, and those receiving a high level of nuisance calls. (added 13/03/2020)
26/02/20 9788 Somerset: Telephone Scams
There have been a significant number of telephone scams of late, a lot of us will have received the automated message saying your subscription is due for renewal "Please press Option 1". These are scam phone calls and companies such as Amazon will never call a customer outside of their website. If it does not feel right just hang up, you can always call back.
I have attached a copy of the Little Book of Scams for you to read and save.
Attachments: the-little-book-of-big-scams.pdf (added 26/02/2020)
We have ordered a number of these booklets from A&S Police. If you would like a copy please contact us through the "Contact Us" option above.
We are having problems replacing our Newsletter Editors and consequently, should no volunteer come forward, our last Newsletter will be June 2020. If you would like to volunteer please email us via the Contact Us option above.
- Re-launched Nailsea NHW Website
You will notice that we have now released a new version of this website with the aim of presenting a more modern display with simple navigation options and to give a more easier and adaptable viewing experience on all devices, including PC and Smartphones (both Android and Apple). If you have any comments please use the "contact us" option and give your feedback. The aim is to provide a more detailed guide in the April 2020 Newsletter. (added 16/02/2020)
- NHW Street Signs
According to our records all registered schemes now have at least one sign fitted. If your scheme has an old or damaged sign or you think there should be additional signs please contact Colin Oliver (email@example.com). Please note that no new or replacements signs will be permitted on concrete lamp posts within Nailsea. (revised 17/02/2020)
- Calendar Updates:
Please have a look at the Calendar from the main menu for Public Meeting details (and cancellations) and any additional Policing events throughout the rest of 2020/2021.
- Alerts from Action Fraud:
New: The latest Scam alerts from Action Fraud can now be seen on our website under Crime Prevention + - Scams page or via the left hand menu options.