we have been advised by the City of London Police fraud team that a NEW Extremely sophisticated scam going about this week, involving all banks. You get a message saying a payment hasn’t been taken e.g O2, Vodafone, 3, Giff Gaff or EE and to click here.
As soon as you touch it your money is gone.
Its likely that they already have all your details and it’s the most advance scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this on to everyone please.
I believe the banks are being inundated with calls - thousands flying out of peoples accounts!
Spread the word to your family and friends!
There is also a number of automated calls saying you owe the tax call doing the rounds wants you to press a number to get through IGNORE
Tax office would not contact you this way !
What and how do I deal with the bank issues ?
1. DO NOT GIVE ANY DETAILS OUT DURING THE CALL TO YOU
2. TERMINATE THE CALL AND THEN CONTACT YOUR BANK USING THE SECURE CONTACT PROTOCOLS YOU HAVE
3. DO NOT USE YOUR LANDLINE PHONE FOR AT LEAST HALF AN HOUR AS THEY MAY STILL BE TRACKING YOUR LINE AND WILL LINK UP WITH.
4. BETTER STILL USE A DIFFERANT PHONE (MOBILE FOR EXAMPLE)
5. IF YOU DONT RECOGNISE THE TRANSACTION ITS LIKLEY TO BE A SCAM
6. BANKS DO NOT ASK FOR CERTAIN LEVELS OF DETAILS AND THEY NEVER EVER ASK FOR THE FULL PASSWORD ONLY SELECTED LETTERS.
7. IF YOU WANT TO TEST THE BANK ASK ABOUT A TRANSACTION ONLY YOU WOULD BE AWARE OF SUCH AS A PARTICULAR PAYMENT
8. IF YOUR STILL UNSURE CONTACT YOUR BANKS FRAUD DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY
9. IN TERMS OF BANK TRANSFERS MANY BANKS OPERATE A SYSTEM WHERE THEY IDENTIFY WHO YOUR MONEY IS BEING TRANSFERRED TO, IF THEY CANNOT BE ABSOLUTEY SURE YOU DO
10. DONT PANIC, REFUSE ANY REQUEST UNLESS CERTAIN INFORMATION ONLY YOU KNOW CAN BE CONFIRMED. THE INLAND REVENUE AND BANKS WILL OFTEN CONFIRM ISSUES IN WRITING OR VIA SECURE E MAIL VIA YOUR ONLINE BANKING ACCOUNT.
DONT GET CAUGHT OUT
There have been a number of calls recently via your home phone saying that they are from AMAZON and that they are going to take £39.99 as from your credit card your subscription and if you want to discuss or cancel this payment press #1
DO NOT DO THIS its a scam, if you want to check your account log on to Amazon account where you will see everything you need to know and understand.
Amazon DO NOT operate this way and if there is an issue on membership etc they will e mail you, they will not phone you.
Beware and warn others......
Warwick District Council and partners Everyone Active have been preparing for the safe reopening of the district’s leisure centres and swimming pools in the anticipation that government restrictions will be lifted in the next few weeks.
Since all indoor facilities were closed in March, Everyone Active who operate the district’s centres at Newbold Comyn, St Nicholas Park and Abbey Fields have been focusing their efforts on putting the necessary social distancing and extra cleaning and hygiene measures in place to make the facilities COVID-safe for all users once they are permitted to return.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Councillor Moira-Ann Grainger commented;
“Like many members and regular users of our much loved and popular facilities the Council and Everyone Active were extremely disappointed that the leisure centres and gyms were not included in government’s announcement that many hospitality venues and businesses can reopen from 4 July. However, we want to assure local people that as soon as we get the green light we are fully prepared to welcome all of our customers back with their health and safety remaining our top priority”
The severe financial impact of the ongoing closures, strict health and safety protocols and the furloughing of Everyone Active staff has forced the Council to make the decision not to open the outdoor pool at Abbey Fields for the remainder of the summer season.
Councillor Grainger added;
“We have made every effort to see if it would be feasible to open the outdoor pool, but with no set date from the government as to when we can reopen and the implementation of social distancing measures would not make the facility viable for such a short period. We would have normally begun preparing the outdoor pool in April but due to lock down this could not take place, as colleagues were on furlough. We will however be introducing measures to offer a revised programme in the three indoor pools and gyms across the district.”
Further updates on details of reopening will be posted on
Businesses in Warwick district impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are being urged to apply for a discretionary business grant scheme to assist them as we move toward recovery and the gradual reopening of our town centres.
The Council has been allocated £1.7m from the Government to support a range of businesses, who weren’t eligible for the Small Business Grant or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant which were available from April.
Businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic, ranging from those with large retail and hospitality premises to small and micro-businesses with fixed property costs, including sole traders that operate from home, are urged to check the full eligibility criteria on the Council’s website and apply today.
Councillor Richard Hales, Portfolio Holder for Business & Finance, said:
“We are very aware of the detrimental impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on so many of our local businesses. The Council’s Finance Team has worked tirelessly to ensure that those who are eligible receive this lifeline support. To date more than 92% of businesses qualifying for the government scheme have received £30.5m in grants.
“However, we know that a number of businesses have fallen through the net. It’s important to stress that this is a grant not a loan, so I would therefore urge businesses who may now be eligible to make an application and access the support which is now available to them.
“If you’re self-employed, a sole trader or freelancer that has fixed property costs and has been impacted by the pandemic, or a retail and hospitality business that has a rateable value lower than £65k, please get in touch to check the eligibility criteria and apply today.”
For full details of the grant scheme including the eligibility criteria, visit
Nobody likes to pay too much for anything and in particular energy and Warwickshire residents can save big on their gas and electricity bills by signing up to the County Council’s Switch and Save initiative. Many residents are still paying too much for their energy.
Sometimes they don’t have the ability to switch, are afraid of switching, don’t have the time, or simply think that it’s just too much hassle.
Then why not join the thousands of residents across Warwickshire who have already saved a sum total of £1,071,736.
YOU may think you have already a great deal if you have than that's great but for the time it takes you will know either way so why not give it a go by signing up today by following the link below...…
The more we have involved and signed up the buying power we have and Last time, a large percentage of those who registered were eligible for an average saving of £228 on their bills
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All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright