“WannaCry” Ransomware Alert - May 2017

“WannaCry” Ransomware Alert – May 2017

Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately [read more …]

Fake Amazon Emails Scam Alert - January 2017

Fake Amazon Emails Scam Alert – January 2017

Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “service@amazon.co.uk” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification. The scam email claims recipients have [read more …]

Bogus Solicitor Scam Alert - December 2016

Bogus Solicitor Scam Alert – December 2016

Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards are warning people to beware of bogus telephone calls purporting to be from a solicitor. Officers are issuing the warning as a report has been made by a Nottinghamshire resident stating that they have received a cold call in which [read more …]

Fake Lloyds Bank Letter Scam Alert - December 2016

Fake Lloyds Bank Letter Scam Alert – December 2016

Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters. The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from Lloyds and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative. The letter tells [read more …]

Diet Supplements Scam

Diet Supplements Scam

Diet Supplements Scam This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Trading Standards Message sent by Rhodri Williams (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Notts) Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards have received reports from consumers who have [read more …]

Bogus County Council Cold Call Warning

Bogus County Council Cold Call Warning

Bogus County Council Cold Call Warning This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Trading Standards Message sent by David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) Nottinghamshire residents are being warned about a bogus cold [read more …]

The Twelve Frauds of Christmas - December 2013

The Twelve Frauds of Christmas – December 2013

Not everyone is as nice as you are … This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police Message sent by Lindsay Donnelly (Police, Administrator, Nottinghamshire) Working with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), Get Safe [read more …]

Telephone Preference Service Scam - 16 October 2013

Telephone Preference Service Scam – 16 October 2013

Telephone Preference Service Scam This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police Message sent by Lindsay Donnelly (Police, Administrator, Nottinghamshire) Nottinghamshire Police Pre Crime Unit has received reports of some Nottinghamshire residents being cold-called by [read more …]

Telephone and Email Scams - 08 October 2013

Telephone and Email Scams – 08 October 2013

Warning over telephone and email scams This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police Message sent by Lindsay Donnelly (Police, Administrator, Nottinghamshire) The Nottinghamshire Police Pre Crime Unit is warning of telephone and email scams [read more …]

Money Needed for Fuel Scam - 30 August 2013

Money Needed for Fuel Scam – 30 August 2013

Money needed for fuel SCAM This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police Message sent by Samantha Hancock (Police, Pre Crime Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) Do not fall for the latest con on Nottinghamshire’s roads. A [read more …]

Bogus Trader Scam in Bassetlaw - 29 August 2013

Bogus Trader Scam in Bassetlaw – 29 August 2013

Bogus Trader Scam in Bassetlaw This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards Message sent by David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) Residents in Bassetlaw have reported two men [read more …]

Don't Fall Victim to Phone Scam - 01 August 2013

Don’t Fall Victim to Phone Scam – 01 August 2013

DON’T FALL VICTIM TO PHONE SCAM This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police Message sent by Samantha Hancock (Police, Pre Crime Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) Phone scammers posing as police officers and computer store employees [read more …]

"Free" Burglar Alarm Scam - 19 June 2013

“Free” Burglar Alarm Scam – 19 June 2013

“Free” burglar alarm scam This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards Message sent by Rhodri Williams (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Notts) We have received information that a rogue trader [read more …]

Don't be Fooled by Computer Scam - 14 June 2013

Don’t be Fooled by Computer Scam – 14 June 2013

Don’t be fooled by computer scam This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police Message sent by Lindsay Donnelly (Police, Administrator, Nottinghamshire) Police are asking computer users in Nottinghamshire to be on their guard after [read more …]

Beware of Holiday Email Scam - 12 June 2013

Beware of Holiday Email Scam – 12 June 2013

Beware of holiday email scam This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards Message sent by David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) At this time of year many of [read more …]

Bogus Trading Standard Officer Scam - 03 April 2013

Bogus Trading Standard Officer Scam – 03 April 2013

Warning over bogus trading standard officer scam This is a message from Neighbourhood Alert Information sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards Message sent by David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards team is asking friends, [read more …]

Inheritance Trust Scam - 28 February 2013

Inheritance Trust Scam – 28 February 2013

Inheritance Trust Scam warning for Notts residents Nottinghamshire residents are warned to be on their guard about a scam targeting pensioners across the county. Telephone cold callers have targeted elderly consumers to arrange home visits by salesmen offering ‘free legal advice’. The salesmen then demand [read more …]

Credit Card Scam (Updated) - 07 November 2012

Credit Card Scam (Updated) – 07 November 2012

Police warning regarding clever credit/debit card scam This is a message from Neighbourhood Alert Information sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police Message sent by Lindsay Donnelly (Police, Administrator, Nottinghamshire) UPDATE ON THURSDAY 08TH NOVEMBER Please be advised that the below message was sent out in [read more …]

Telephone PPI Scam Warning - 25 October 2012

Telephone PPI Scam Warning – 25 October 2012

Telephone PPI Scam Warning This is a message from Neighbourhood Alert Information sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards Message sent by David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards team are continuing to receive reports from [read more …]