Bogus Cold Calling Scam

Residents are asked to be cautious if they answer the front door to a BT sales person.   We have received reports from the Belvedere and Bexleyheath areas about houses being selected randomly to receive a cold call.   BT Customer Services in Cardiff are not aware of any such house calls and state that they usually… Continue reading Bogus Cold Calling Scam

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Beware of DVLA Scam email

A Bexley resident received a scam email claiming to be from DVLA and seeking personal details to avoid the account being terminated. A screenshot of the email is attached highlighting the scam. Needless to say please be aware of such phishing scams or report to report@phishing.gov.uk. Do not click on links or attachments in unexpected or… Continue reading Beware of DVLA Scam email

Wash your hands off coronavirus scams!

Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams. Learn more about different types of scams, visit www.FriendsAgainstScams.org.uk An easy read version of this infographic is available, to download click here (PDF)    

Royal Mail scam and hoax

Our Watch Coordinators received from their residents about a scam involving a card posted through door from a company called PDS [parcel delivery service] suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and you need to call them on 09066611911 a premium number. If you call the number you start a recorded message and… Continue reading Royal Mail scam and hoax

Beware of Green Homes Grant scams, cold calls, phishing texts or emails

The government’s Green Homes Grant has just commenced and homeowners in England can now apply get up to £5,000 of vouchers for energy-efficient home improvements To get a government voucher, you’ll need to complete an online application for a recommended home improvement, get a quote from a listed certified installer and have the quote approved. The work… Continue reading Beware of Green Homes Grant scams, cold calls, phishing texts or emails

PayPal account holders warned about phishing

A local Bexley resident received a phishing scam email claiming to be from PayPal and seeking personal or banking details to be completed by clicking on a link.  Fortunately they did not. Action Fraud is warning the public about phishing emails, sent out by criminals, claiming to be from PayPal. PayPal have the following to say “At… Continue reading PayPal account holders warned about phishing