Category: Safety & Security

Cons and Scams Awareness Meeting – Reminder

This is a message from Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association We are very pleased to announce that, with the kind co-operation of the vicar of Christ Church, Flackwell Heath, we will be holding a Cons, Scams & Cyber-Crime Awareness Meeting

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Bogus Message Regarding Cadburys Chocolate

This is a message from Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association. There is a WhatsApp message (and probably other media too) purporting to be from Cadburys offering free chocolate accompanied by the picture of a Cadburys Easter egg (timely!!). It gives a

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Beware of Charity Scams

Times of crisis can bring out the best in people, but they are a magnet for scammers, and sadly right now is no different. Fraudsters follow the headlines and have already been working overtime to create ways to encourage people

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Useful tips for securing your on-line devices

Why are software updates important? Software updates are an important part of staying secure online. But why? You’ll often hear about the new features or performance improvements in a software update, but what isn’t talked about as often are the

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Be Aware of Green Scams

This extract from Trading Standards News can help alert you to such scams and provides useful information on what to do and who to contact if you experience any such problems. 10th December 2021 This National Consumer Week is about

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0800 555 111 – A Number To Remember

Thames Valley Police have frequently repeated that their success in fighting crime is very dependent on the efficient gathering of relevant information – ‘criminal intelligence’ – from the public. So, we all have a personal stake in helping this process.

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Action Fraud

This is a message from Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association. Recent media coverage has reported that Action Fraud is going to be closed down, so causing alarm to victims of fraud. The City of London Police is the national lead

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Report of an attempted scam

This is a message from Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association We have received a report from a local retired businessman on how he was targeted on a banking scam that could have cost him over £800,000. He admitted that he

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Changes To Front Counter Provision In Thames Valley

We have made changes which affect our front counter services across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Thames Valley Police is working to adapt to the different ways in which people contact the police, to meet the changing needs of the diverse

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