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Courier Fraud, Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert – What you need to know

Individuals have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a police officer or banking official
The suspect will say either:

  • There has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and the staff at the bank are involved, the victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation
  • A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is fraudulent and they require the victims’ assistance to help secure evidence by purchasing jewellery or exchange a large amount of currency to hand over to the police
  • The victims’ card has been compromised and used to purchase goods by a suspect, the victim is requested to withdraw their money to keep it safe or hand over their bank card to the police


What you need to do

​​​​​​​Your bank or the police will never:

Occasionally the victim will be told to dial a non-emergency extension of ‘161’ to receive confirmation of the individual’s bogus identity, the bogus official will advise the victim to lie about the reason for the withdrawal or purchase if challenged by staff, as the staff member is involved in the fraud
A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the goods the same day Often the victim is given a code word for the courier as a way of authentication

  • Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password
  • Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping
  • Ask you to transfer money out of your account
  • Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs, cards to cheque books

Useful WhatsApp Groups

If you are a user of WhatsApp you might find these two groups useful:

Earlswood Community

https://bit.ly/2wtoybp

Earlswood Emergency 

https://bit.ly/2Kbh056

June Cyber Scam Update

In this month’s edition, we’re raising the awareness of a sextortion scam where fraudsters are continuing to send victims their own password in an attempt to trick them into believing they have been filmed on their computer. A fake talk talk email regarding refunds making the rounds, alongside Action Fraud revealing reports that show £7 Million was lost to holiday fraud in 2018 as well as a reminder that WhatsApp urges users to act after confirming cyber surveillance attack.  The full bulletin can be downloaded below.

Crime warnings from the police

Crime Trend to be aware of – In the past we have had distraction type thefts take place in car parks, especially near to shops. The distraction is normally carried out by two people – the first offender distracts the driver by producing a map while asking for directions. The second offender then reaches into the car and steals valuables, usually a handbag or wallet. The Bank cards taken are then quickly used at cashpoints etc to get cash. If the person being distracted has just come out of a shop having used the cards, the PIN number has probably already been noted by the offenders who will stand watching the card readers. This type of crime has recently occurred just out of the Studley and Henley areas, but it is worth bearing in mind in case the offenders travel onto the Alcester patch.

 

Schools Out – The Schools are now on a two week break. Unfortunately in the past we have had burglary and damage type offences occur at our schools while they are on ‘holiday’. If you see any suspicious activity on or near to school premises, please call the police on 101 to report. In an emergency, please use 999. Sometimes the 101 system is busy, but please stay on the line and your call will be answered.

Is life losing its sparkle?

How about trying these classes? For details click on the link below

MoodMaster A4 Poster Leamington from 1st May every week 6pm (1)

Mixed age couples and pension credit

From 15th May 2019 – pensioners with a working-age partner will be PREVENTED from claiming Pension Credit.

Such ‘mixed-age’ couples will have to claim Universal Credit instead, losing out at a rate of over £7,000 per year.

However, if they claim Pension Credit NOW they will be able to remain on Pension Credit thereafter (as long as they continue to meet its rules).

This guidance gives more detail, including how to claim.Pension Credit.2.Claim it NOW.(mixed age couples)

Autism coproduction events in Coventry and Warwickshire for adults and children

Even when it’s expected, an autism diagnosis can have a big effect on the person diagnosed and their family. You might be trying to cope with a condition you don’t know much about and learning to live together in new ways, or supporting people to do this. Thinking about what comes next can be a daunting prospect for everyone.

As a professional you may feel frustrated that there isn’t more practical help you can offer adults and children with autism and no learning disability.

Grapevine, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups are working with professionals and local families to find different ways of coming together to solve problems early and lay the foundations for a wonderful life.

We’re all on this journey and hope that by looking beyond the process of getting a diagnosis and understanding how getting things right early on, we can build a promising future for all those with autism, their families and the communities they are connected to.

Join us so you can influence these developments and be involved in the Walks and Talks and Ideas Factory that will follow.

The first step is to go for a walk and talk out in the open where families, individuals, professionals, commissioners, community workers can come together and talk about how things are at the moment and tell each other about their experiences and how they have overcome some of the challenges.

The second session is an ideas factory where we will build on some of the ideas and potential solutions that came out in the walk and talk and develop actions to move them forwards.

Children are welcome at the events but please let us know if you plan to bring them and their ages so we can ensure appropriate activities are arranged.   Support with travel expenses can be provided for individuals and their families to attend the events.

Coventry Walk and Talk: Friday 17th May 09:30-12:30 at Friargate

Coventry Ideas Factory: Tuesday 21st May 09:30-12:30 TBC

Warwick Walk and Talk: Thursday 23rd May 09:30-12:30 TBC

Warwick Ideas Factory: Monday 3rd June 09:30-12:30 TBC

April Cyber Scam update

In this month’s edition, read about a bogus Virgin Media phishing email scam, a Civilian Aviation Authority warning over fake Makkah deals. There is also information about the ABTA Cyber Attack in which saw 1,000 files accessed, potentially including personal information of individuals who made a complaint about an ABTA-registered travel agent and an ongoing TV licensing scam that has cost victims over £830,000.

To read the full version click on this link april-scam-newsletter

Earlswood Town Football Club is looking for committee members

Earlswood Town Football Club is looking for local residents, who live in or around Earlswood, to join their committee.  The present committee feel that the club would benefit by having a few more local residents.  The club was founded in 1968, and still has founder members serving on the committee, is a well run, organised club who play in the Midland Football League.  There are excellent facilities at their Malthouse Lane grounds but we need extra help on match days held on Saturdays.  Anyone interested in joining the committee or helping out at matches, please contact John Sharpe on js012d0773@blueyonder.co.uk or pop into the grounds and speak to a committee member.  You are always welcome to come and have a look round the club and its facilities.

John Sharpe, committee member.