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Nailsea Neighbourhood Watch Association!
To formally vote in the new management team (see Committee webpage and Alert below) we propose to hold an AGM, hopefully in August 2021. This will depend upon current Covid-19 and venue guidelines.
For information: Reference copy of our letter to be published as a Police Administrator Alert: Continuation of Nailsea NHW
Contact Details for all types of Scams etc:
Forward the email to email@example.com.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will investigate it.
HMRC Suspicious Emails
Forward suspicious emails claiming to be from HMRC to firstname.lastname@example.org and texts to 60599, or contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
Forward the text message to 7726 - it’s free.
This will report the message to your mobile phone provider.
Report scam or misleading adverts to the Advertising Standards Authority. You can report adverts found online, including in search engines, websites or on social media.
If you think you’ve been a victim of an online scam or fraud
Contact Action Fraud if you think you’ve lost money or been hacked because of an online scam or fraud. You can:
- report online - either sign up for an account or continue as a ‘guest’ or call 0300 123 2040
DVLA Tax Scam
One of our members has reported an other nasty scam, reportedly from the DVLA:
"Our records show that you are not up-to-date with your vehicle tax.
This is a reminder (V11) and a last chance warning letter from us.
Tax your car, motorcycle or other vehicle today to avoid unpleasant consequences.
Your must tax your vehicle even if you don't have pay anything, for example if you're exempt because you're disabled.
You'll need to meet all the legal obligations for drivers before you can drive.
Click Here To Start (link removed)
You can be up to £1000 if you don't renew your vehicle tax."
Please do not click any links and either report to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm), or by using their online reporting tool, which is available 24/7. (added 12/07/2021)
One of our members has sent in an email regarding a possible method of identifying properties with dogs that could be stolen at a later date:
"Just to inform people to look out for chalking on gates etc, Mine was heavily marked Friday night as I have dogs. This is the 2nd time, so clearly they are watching. "
If you own a dog or not please be alert to new markings on your gates or walls that might be put there by thieves to identify that dogs or other property could be stolen in the near future. (added 04/2021)
Catalytic Converter Thefts
As you will notice from the recent Police Alerts that Catalytic Converter thefts are again being carried out in our area. We have heard of at least three cases in the last week. A replacement converter can be expensive and although may be covered by insurance it could result in a higher premium and loss of NCB. There are Catalytic Converter locks available, which should deter a thief who would normally remove a converter in a couple of minutes and wouldn't waste time on anything that would take additional time and risk them being caught . Here is an example of a 'lock' from a local supplier at Longwell Green: Home | Catlocks.co.uk (other suppliers of locks will be available). (added 23/02/2021)
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 drop down menu options.