Neighbourhood Watch Our News Special Edition Enewsletter Published

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

We continue to think about you all at this difficult time. In response we hope you have been able to connect with your neighbours to support each other through this crisis.

At Neighbourhood Watch we have seen a 25% increase in membership. We have published a special edition of ‘Our News’ (the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters) to welcome our new members, look at how Neighbourhood Watch brings communities together, ways existing groups are supporting their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and more things you can do such as establishing a phone tree, and how to avoid and report crimes and scams.

Read the e-newsletter by following this link or viewing it on our website.

Keep safe, stay at home.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK  | Building Safer and Stronger Communities
Email: enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk

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Parish Council Notice Number 3: Coronavirus

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Volunteering Group

I know we have our village volunteer group but some people, like the NHS volunteering, may want to volunteer to the wider community.

We have received a link from Claudia Deeth, Community Safety Team Leader at Huntingdonshire District Council, should you wish to assist further. https://www.wearehuntingdonshire.org/i-want-to-help-or-help-someone-else/

 

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Get Safe Online Advice Re Coronavirus

Dear resident,

You, Coronavirus and staying safe online

We all have enough to be concerned about from the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. That’s why our online experts have put together some top tips about how to protect yourself, your loved ones, finances and devices from the scams that are currently circulating. As well as advice about keeping yourself and your organisation protected whilst working from home.

To see more about online safety during this uncertain time visit www.getsafeonline.org/coronavirus or take a look at our new online leaflet attached.

Stay well and stay safe online,
The Get Safe Online Team

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Glatton Village Marie Curie Envelopes Update

As many of you are aware, the charity Marie Curie provides end of life care in the patient’s own home.  It is a service that the NHS does not and cannot provide. Glatton has benefited from the Marie Curie nurses in the past and must be able to do so in the future.  It is for these reasons that I support the charity by organising a house to house collection each year. 

How Covid-19 has impacted on the collection 2020.

This year I have delivered envelopes to almost every  house although I have not visited the Sawtry Road, and with the current government instructions sadly I will not be doing so. Normally I would then tramp around the village again to collect the envelopes hopefully stuffed with gold.  However as I am sure you can appreciate, this year the plan has been disrupted by COVID-19 and I know I would be unwelcome if I were to contact you in person. Therefore can I ask, if you are taking a fresh air walk, please push your donation through my letter box.  Many of you have already done so – thank you.

VERY IMPORTANT – YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL UP TO DATE GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS ON SOCIAL DISTANCING, SELF-ISOLATION AND WHERE NECESSARY THE STAY AT HOME POLICY.

I know not everyone consults the Glatton website, so please pass on the word…

Keep well,

Brian Hackman,
Butts House.

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Neighbourhood Watch Response To Covid-19

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales have been responding rapidly to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis making a positive impact within their local communities. This is a challenging time for all of us. We must highlight health, safety and wellbeing must be our top priorities and at the heart of every decision we make. Please see our full statement from Neighbourhood Watch Network on COVID-19 here:
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/2020-03/NW%20COVID-19%20Message%2018.03.20.pdf.

We have built a dedicated area on our new website:
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/NW_national-news/covid-19. Over the coming days, weeks and months we will be adding to this as the situation develops, sharing updated guidance, resources, partner links and encouraging communication between supporters through our social media channels, especially to share some of the positive ways communities are coming together to support one another through this.

We wish you all health and safety.

Kind regards,
Central Support Team, Neighbourhood Watch Network

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Coronavirus-Related Fraud Reports Increase By 400 Per Cent In March

Dear Subscriber,
Please take a few moments to read the below press release which can help you detect and avoid Coronavirus related scams.
Recently the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reported a new trend in fraud related to Coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Updated figures show there have been 105 reports to Action Fraud since 1 February 2020, with total losses reaching nearly £970,000.
The first report relating to Coronavirus, or COVID-19, was received on 9 February. There were 20 more reports that month. Since then, there have been 46 reports between the 1 March and 13 March, and 38 reports in just four days (14 March – 18 March).

What scams are we seeing?
The majority of reports are related to online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser, and other products, which have never arrived.
Other frauds being reported include ticket fraud, romance fraud, charity fraud and lender loan fraud.

Phishing emails
We have also received over 200 reports of coronavirus-themed phishing emails. These attempt to trick people into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing people’s personal information, email logins and passwords, and banking details.
Some of the tactics being used in phishing emails include:
• Fraudsters purporting to be from a research group that mimic the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO). They claim to provide the victim with a list of active infections in their area but to access this information the victim needs to either: click on a link which redirects them to a credential-stealing page; or make a donation of support in the form of a payment into a Bitcoin account.
• Fraudsters providing articles about the virus outbreak with a link to a fake company website where victims are encouraged to click to subscribe to a daily newsletter for further updates.
• Fraudsters sending investment scheme and trading advice encouraging people to take advantage of the coronavirus downturn.
• Fraudsters purporting to be from HMRC offering a tax refund and directing victims to a fake website to harvest their personal and financial details. The emails often display the HMRC logo making it look reasonably genuine and convincing.

Superintendent Sanjay Andersen, Head of the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, said:
“Fraudsters will use any opportunity they can to take money from innocent people. This includes exploiting tragedies and global emergencies.
“The majority of scams we are seeing relate to the online sale of protective items, and items that are in short supply across the country, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re advising people not to panic and to think about the purchase they are making. When you’re online shopping it’s important to do your research and look at reviews of the site you are buying from.”

Graeme Biggar, Director General of the National Economic Crime Centre, said:
“We have already seen fraudsters using the COVID-19 pandemic to scam people looking to buy medical supplies online, sending emails offering fake medical support and targeting people who may be vulnerable or increasingly isolated at home.
“These frauds try to lure you in with offers that look too good to be true, such as high return investments and ‘healthcare opportunities’, or appeals for you to support those who are ill or bogus charities.
“The advice is simple, think very carefully before you hand over your money, and don’t give out your personal details unless you are sure who you are dealing with.
“We are working together across law enforcement, government and the private sector to combat this criminal activity and protect the public. If you think you have been a victim please report to Action Fraud.”

Protect yourself
1) Watch out for scam messages
Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details.
2) Shopping online:
If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask a friend or family member for advice before completing the purchase. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases.
3) Protect your devices from the latest threats:
Always install the latest software and app updates to protect your devices from the latest threats.
For the latest health information and advice about COVID-19 please visit the NHS website.

Thank you,
Corporate Communications

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Managing Corona Virus – Anxiety

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Coronavirus

Extraordinary Parish Council Notice : Coronavirus

This notice is issued from the Parish Council to ensure all residents of Glatton Village have an additional point of reference for either,  information about Coronavirus, or especially any support and help that may be needed :-

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Glatton Villagers: Enrichment Event Calendar 2020

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