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|Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ – an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.
The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised. The fraudsters often target elderly victims.
In all instances, direct debits are set up without following proper procedure. The victim is not sent written confirmation of the direct debit instruction, which is supposed to be sent within three days.
On occasions when victims attempted to call back, the telephone number provided by the fraudster was either unable to be reached or the victim’s direct debit cancellation request was refused.
During 2017, there were 493 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud.
There is only one Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The TPS is the only official UK ‘do-not-call’ register for opting out of live telesales calls. It is FREE to sign-up to the register. TPS never charge for registration. You can register for this service at http://www.tpsonline.org.uk
The information contained within this alert is based on the results of research carried out by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) concerning incidents of fraud. One of the key objectives of sharing fraud data between the NFIB and partners is to prevent fraud
|Message Sent By
Sam Hancock (Police, Cyber Protect Officer, Leicestershire)
There is a special all ages service for Mothering Sunday tomorrow at 9.30am when everyone will be welcome to come and celebrate their Mum (parents and family too!) with a small posy to be presented to all the ladies.
From Joanne Beaver:
‘I am really sorry that the Creative afternoon Thursday 8 March is postponed to a future date. Please check for a future date. Painting, origami, games and other crafts are available to try, or bring your own knitting, crochet, art etc.’
The funeral of Barbara Steen who died Friday 23rd Feb will be held on Friday 9th March at 2 o’clock in the chapel of St Anne’s and St John’s (behind Wilkinson’s) Oakham.
When the old school became the Village Hall Gloria Whight and Jill Yell started a Nursery in the Village Hall and appointed Barbara Steen to run it.
The posters from the Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th are available here
It is with great sadness that I have to report that Brenda passed away on Friday evening, after a long and distressing illness. I’m sure all our thoughts are with Bryan and her family.
Her funeral service will be held in the Church on Friday, 2nd March, at 11:30 am, followed by refreshments in the Village Hall.
Sunday 18th Feb
King’s Arms pub tomorrow evening
The pub is open from 6.30pm with the quiz itself starting at 7.30pm.
It’s £5 a TEAM of 4 including chips in the interval, teams of up to 4 with a prize for the winner, a snowball prize with the balance of proceeds going to Air Ambulance.