Why scams must be included in the Online Safety Bill

The tech giants are not doing enough to stop lives being devastated by fraud. We’re demanding the government includes scams in the Online Safety Bill. Which? has joined forces with a coalition of organisations championing consumers, and representing civil society and business, to warn that the UK risks failing in its ambition to be the… Continue reading Why scams must be included in the Online Safety Bill

BBNWA expands with efforts to fight Cyber Crime

        Please see attached newspaper article that was in this Sunday’s Express which is from National Neighbourhood Watch and highlights is headlined “Neighbourhood Watch goes cyber” and highlights that younger people are joining Neighbourhood Watch as they see Cyber Crime as even more serious than Burglary.    Bexley Neighbourhood Watch can confirm… Continue reading BBNWA expands with efforts to fight Cyber Crime

Attempted car theft – Ghost Immobiliser (see attached video)

The Ghost protects your car from key-cloning, hacking, and even key theft.  The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location.  The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code)… Continue reading Attempted car theft – Ghost Immobiliser (see attached video)

Beware HSBC and Census Scam texts

Don’t: click on any links download any attachments reply Do: report the message to us at phishing@hsbc.co.ukphishing@hsbc.co.uk This link will open in a new window report the message to your mobile operator by forwarding the message to 7726, free of charge contact us using the number on the back of your card if you want to check whether the… Continue reading Beware HSBC and Census Scam texts

Vehicle theft Sunday 9 May 2021 early morning – appeal for information

A blue Jaguar car was stolen at 4.30am Sunday 9 May 2021 and reported on Facebook. It was stolen in Dartford Road, Bexley, and the car drove towards the village from Joydens Wood after the theft. The VRM is WO05 HSE , it is taxed till 1 July 2021 and the MOT expires 20 July 2021. If… Continue reading Vehicle theft Sunday 9 May 2021 early morning – appeal for information

Holidaymakers and festivalgoers urged to be vigilant from scams as lockdown restrictions ease

Fraudsters are poised to target the British public with ticketing, travel and health insurance scams as consumers look to book in much-needed social activities as lockdown restrictions ease, warns UK Finance. The scam alert comes as the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign publishes guidance below on how consumers can protect themselves in the lead-up to further easing of lockdown restrictions from 17 May. With many people booking holidays and tickets to concerts and summer festivals, criminals are staying… Continue reading Holidaymakers and festivalgoers urged to be vigilant from scams as lockdown restrictions ease

FluBot: Guidance for ‘package delivery’ text message scam

The NCSC is aware that a malicious piece of spyware – known as FluBot – is affecting Android phones and devices across the UK. The spyware is installed when a victim receives a text message, asking them to install a tracking app due to a ‘missed package delivery’. The tracking app is in fact spyware… Continue reading FluBot: Guidance for ‘package delivery’ text message scam

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