Phoney COVID marshals targeting doorsteps

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has received reports of incidences involving people pretending to be COVID marshals and medical professionals to gain access to people’s homes. This particular version of the scam is an updated form of one witnessed during the pandemic in the summer involving fake healthcare professionals offering bogus COVID-19 tests to… Continue reading Phoney COVID marshals targeting doorsteps

Celebrate Halloween safely and help stop the spread of the coronavirus

Halloween is fast approaching. Although it may be a monster disappointment to some, with Covid cases on the increase, we all need to do our best to keep everyone safe. Families and young people are being asked to consider fun and safe alternatives to trick or treating, such as family pumpkin hunts, an evening of… Continue reading Celebrate Halloween safely and help stop the spread of the coronavirus

Report a scam

If you’ve been scammed, there are organisations you should report the scam to. Don’t feel embarrassed about reporting a scam – scammers are clever and scams can happen to anyone. Reporting a scam helps track down and stop scammers. This prevents other people from being scammed. You should: protect yourself from further risks gather all… Continue reading Report a scam

Fifty-three arrests in operation to tackle serious organised crime

A total of 47 men and six women, between the ages of 16 and 48-years-old have been arrested on suspicion of a range of offences, including: possession of firearms and ammunition; possession of offensive weapons; possession of criminal property; possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs, and supply of class A and… Continue reading Fifty-three arrests in operation to tackle serious organised crime

Fake Amazon phishing email scam

This message was sent by a local Bexley resident to alert others. It is a screenshot so the link, the phishing scam, is hidden. Please be aware of such phishing scams or report to report@phishing.gov.uk or report it to Action Fraud.  You may also report to Amazon at stop-spoofing@amazon.co.uk. *Do not click on links or attachments in unexpected or suspicious texts… Continue reading Fake Amazon phishing email scam

Lloyds Bank Deceptive Site – dangerous suspect text message

One of our residents received a suspect text message as follows:- Fortunately he forwarded it to report@phishing.gov.uk. The link* gives the following message:-   This is yet another suspect text message to be in your guard. Some residents have reported receiving the same message and they do not bank with Lloyds either but deleted it.… Continue reading Lloyds Bank Deceptive Site – dangerous suspect text message

All organisations are at risk from fraud – being a charity is no defence

Watchdog warns charities and the public to protect themselves against fraudsters amid pandemic 1. Be fraud aware: – All organisations are at risk from fraud – being a charity is no defence. Be vigilant – in order to fight fraud, you need to find fraud. Be sure your trustees, staff and volunteers know how to… Continue reading All organisations are at risk from fraud – being a charity is no defence

BBNWA Membership Stats – Volunteers urgently needed

Homes Covered-49,053 Streets-901 Coordinators-1276 Live Watches-844 HoundWatch-530 Shopwatch-514 PlotWatch-59 FaithWatch-58 Do you live in Broomfield Road, Bexleyheath? – Click here. Bexley Watch are looking to recruit – Find out more here. Any volunteers for Shop Watch? – Find out more here. We are looking for residents to start a new Neighbourhood Watch scheme.   For… Continue reading BBNWA Membership Stats – Volunteers urgently needed

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