Stay alert and aware of your pension options

Action Fraud is warning savers to remain vigilant and protect their pensions, as figures from the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime reveal £1.8 million has already been lost to pension fraud this year. Source and further details: Action Fraud 20-04-2021 

Organised criminals can remove catalytic converters from under a vehicle in a matter of minutes

Catalytic converters contain precious metals such as rhodium, platinum, and palladium which ‘clean’ exhaust gases. The sharp rise in the value of these metals over recent years has driven up the rate of catalytic converter theft. Palladium is currently more valuable than gold, meaning that a catalytic converter can sell for more than £500 on… Continue reading Organised criminals can remove catalytic converters from under a vehicle in a matter of minutes

Hard Calls Save Lives

It can be daunting to pass on information about knife crime. You might be unsure what information is useful or what happens to it.  Crimestoppers are not the police. They are an independent charity who provide a safe place for people to speak up about a crime.  Anything you report about knife crime to Crimestoppers… Continue reading Hard Calls Save Lives

Twice weekly rapid testing available to everyone in England

  Twice-weekly free Covid lateral flow tests are now available to everyone in England without Covid symptoms, as recommended by the government and public health experts.     There are a range of options for getting a free lateral flow test in Bexley –  In person at the rapid test centre at the Civic Offices, Bexleyheath  By collecting rapid test kits from the new… Continue reading Twice weekly rapid testing available to everyone in England

New advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine

Based on the current evidence on the extremely rare occurrence of blood clots, the benefits of the Astra Zeneca vaccine continue to outweigh the risks for the large majority of people.  As a precaution, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisations have suggested that those age 18-29 be offered an alternative… Continue reading New advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine

Further easing of lockdown restrictions

The latest planned easing of lockdown restrictions takes effect today 12 April 2021. It includes the reopening of outdoor hospitality, gyms, non-essential retail, hairdressers and salons and outdoor attractions. The number of care home visitors will also increase to two per resident, all children are able to attend any indoor children’s activity, parent and child groups of… Continue reading Further easing of lockdown restrictions

WARNING: National Insurance scam leads to surge in calls to Action Fraud

UPDATE (22/03/2021): Action Fraud continues to warn the public about a National Insurance scam, after it received over 34,000 more calls last month when compared to February 2020. Victims have reported receiving an automated telephone call telling them their “National Insurance number has been compromised” and in order to fix this and get a new… Continue reading WARNING: National Insurance scam leads to surge in calls to Action Fraud

Scam alert: Dyson V10 ‘loyalty program’ email

An email purporting to be from Dyson is promising ‘prizes’ as part of a fake loyalty program. Dyson has confirmed it has nothing to do with the communication. A member of the public became suspicious when they received an email supposedly from ‘Dyson V10’ congratulating on them on their selection to ‘participate in our loyalty… Continue reading Scam alert: Dyson V10 ‘loyalty program’ email