This news roundup talks about:
- Vaccine Frauds,
- Warm & Toasty Newsletter,
- Train As a Healthcare Support Worker,
- Essex Family Support Service e-Bulletin,
- Fake National Insurance Calls.
This news roundup talks about:
Criminals posing as Police Officers have secured sums as high as £10,000 from unwary members of the public; read about this below, first. CBC has issued another update to its very useful Community Resource Pack. It has 166 pages covering everything you might need to know about coping during the pandemic.Continue reading “Community Response Pack & Fake Police”
This December’s edition of the Essex Community Watch magazine contains over 20 pages of great information and advice. Topics addressed range from practical advice, ways to avoid fraud and scams, how to keep safe, and some ideas for Christmas – it’s well worth a read
On day 107 we see Essex opening a free bus travel scheme. In other news we have:
A new sustainable travel campaign aiming to make it easier for people in Essex to switch from cars to sustainable travel, such as walking, cycling and using the bus, is launched today. Continue reading “Day 107 since Lockdown – the ‘Free Bus Travel’ edition”
So, is this day 70 of Lockdown or is it day 1 of De-Lockdown? Heathlands School saw around 70 children attending today so, for them, it is pretty much over until the Summer Holidays in just over 7 weeks. Other news:
Sport England have published Active at Home, co-funded by them & PHE. It aims to help older adults keep up their activity levels while isolating Continue reading “Day 70 of (surreally) Lockdown – the De-Lockdown edition”
Monty Python kicks us off on day 51. I’m afraid this video reminded me a little of some of the daily briefings we are getting.
Today sees the first day of softening in England, how was it for you? We start with a few government updates – quite a lot came out today; those included here are most relevant to members of the public.
Some more guidance updates to ease our way into the common-sense world of soft lockdown, apologies if some of these appear repetitive or, at least, covering the same ground: Continue reading “Day 51 of Lockdown – the Monty Python edition”
Day 32 sees another slew of updates from Borough & County Councils, some anti-fraud stuff, the Tik-Tok videos of the Co-op dancers stitched together into one and a musical interlude.
But first, let’s enjoy the Co-op Dancers:
What better way to spend your evening after a hard day’s work than spending 45 minutes rehearsing some dance moves. Well, that’s what Continue reading “Day 32 of Lockdown – the Co-op Dancers edition”
Day 14 brings 3 snippets of news and a musical interlude to round it off. Two come from Essex County Council, one for small businesses, the other welfare-related. The final one is from Essex Police for all of us.
ECC has put a dedicated team in place to support businesses through Continue reading “Day 14 of Lockdown – The “I gotta wash my hands” Edition”
So Day 2 of the COVID-19 lockdown and hopefully everybody is getting into the swing of things. It helps that the skies are blue especially if you are able to get outside for your daily exercise. Odd not to see vapour trails in the sky but that is probably good for the environment. So, on to news updates:
Please be aware of recent fraud activity that is targeting businesses within our Region.
Fraudsters are ringing up company wage clerks/finance directors claiming to be from Barclay’s Fraud department and gaining permission to remotely access the victim’s computer system. This is on the pretence that their business account has been compromised.
The victim opens up the bank account, the fraudster then transfers the money into what they state will be the company’s new, none compromised account. The funds are then automatically distributed in seconds.
Total regional losses have exceeded £1 million.
If you are a victim of “Vishing” call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online tool to report the fraud and receive a police crime reference number.
DI 3159 Lee Morton
Serious Economic Crime Unit