If you receive a scam email, do not click on anything in it, but forward it to email@example.com
Dear <<First Name>>
The following message was received from Avon and Somerset Police today:
We have been made aware that the TV Licencing scam email appears to be going round again, no doubt a lot of you may have seen this before, if you have not, an example of what to look out for is attached to this alert. It is worth noting it may look different in other versions of the scam so do please remain alert and watch out for the obvious errors, such as:
- Sent from a random email address
- Spelling mistakes
- Poor grammar
- Obvious attempts to gain your personal details
A second scam has also been highlighted following fraudsters claiming to represent the Postcode Lottery. A withheld number called one of our members stating they had won £349 and an amount of Holiday vouchers. As the call progressed the NHW member began to suspect all was not as it seemed and at the point the gentleman with the oversees accent asked for updated bank details the call was fortunately terminated.
Do please remain aware of these attempts and if in any doubt, stop and check.
Scam adverts for car insurance
The Daily Mail has reported today that scam adverts for cheap car cover on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can cost you dear:
Rogue brokers are known to lure in drivers with discounts then hand false details to the insurance companies. This means that if you make a claim the policy will be invalid and you could face a bill of thousands of pounds if the car is stolen or damaged.
Other scam adverts guarantee to insure young drivers at rock bottom prices but victims are left uninsured and at risk of hefty fines and even a driving ban as they will have been sent fake documents.
Some good news!
We reported on Sunday that two working cocker spaniels had gone missing in Ashcott on Saturday afternoon.
The good news is that they have been found.
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