NHW – Important Alert

 
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30/04/2021 9788 Somerset: Flubot, Text Message Scam.

Dear Members,

We have been made aware of a new text message scam called Flubot. This is a malicious piece of Spyware that is installed on your Android device once you receive a text message asking you to install a Tracking App due to a ‘missed package delivery’. The ‘Tracking App’ will actually steal your passwords and other sensitive data, whilst sending messages to your contacts to do the same.

The text message asks the user to click on a link (PLEASE DON’T), doing so will take you to a website where you will be prompted to download the App (DEFINATELY DON’T).

Please forward any scam messages to 7726 (SPAM on your keypad), which is a free reporting service.

Although this scam only appears on Android phones at the moment, Apple IOS users should remain alert as this could apply to these handsets at some point.

Please see the link below for information on the National Cyber Security Website.

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/flubot-guidance-for-text-message-scam

You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): North Cheriton (North Cheriton, BA80AQ).

NHW – Car Crime, useful advice

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15/04/2021 9788 Somerset: Catalytic Convertor Thefts.

Dear Members,

Please take a moment to view the attached guidance which we would like to share with you in light of the current issues surrounding Catalytic Convertor thefts from Motor Vehicles.

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You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): North Cheriton (North Cheriton, BA80AQ).

NHW – Car Crime

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22/04/2021 9788 AE029 Vehicle Crime.

A car has been damaged overnight on the 19th in Cabbage Lane Horsington, Templecombe. The owner of the Volkswagen vehicle returned to find the Catalytic Convertor had been stolen.

Do please remain alert to any suspicious activity particularly around the underside of any vehicles. Honda, Toyota, Lexus & Hybrid models in particular, reporting immediately anything you feel unusual, this may include observing more than one person, jacking a vehicle in a hurry and cutting noises.

Any information please contact the Police on 101 quoting Ref number: 5221085083 stating NHW Release or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Thank you for your support.

You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): North Cheriton (North Cheriton, BA80AQ).

Planning Application at The Willows, Lattiford

Retrospective Planning Permission sought by the caravan and vehicle storage facility sited at The Willows in Lattiford.

You may be aware of this hitherto unauthorised development at The Willows but may not have been aware of the retrospective Planning Application that has now been put before the South Somerset District Council.  As well as adversely impacting on the neighbouring property, Rose Farm, this development has implications for many residents and properties in the closely surrounding area.

If you would like to update yourself with the proposal the planning application reference is 21/00485/FUL and can be viewed on the SSDC website.  Several North Cheriton residents have already placed objections on file and if, after reading all the objections lodged, you wish to do similar then there is an element of urgency as all objections should be made by this Friday, 23rd April.  Click this link to open the Planning page     https://publicaccess.southsomerset.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=QOCVO6OWN2C00

NHW –

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15/04/2021 9788 Somerset: Catalytic Convertor Thefts.

Dear Members,

Please take a moment to view the attached guidance which we would like to share with you in light of the current issues surrounding Catalytic Convertor thefts from Motor Vehicles.

Attachments:

You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): North Cheriton (North Cheriton, BA80AQ).

NHW – online safety advice

Online Security – Action Plan
Your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone is your ‘front door’ to your online world and personal life.

And just like your front door at home, you wouldn’t let anyone in who you did not know, or give your keys to a stranger, nor be fooled by the unexpected or unsolicited doorstep ‘caller’.

By comparison, the Internet brings better opportunities to criminals and scammers, as they can operate remotely and avoid all the personal risks and effort associated with burglary or ‘door stepping’.

To help you assess your own vulnerability, or that of your business, the National Cyber Security Centre have prepared an online self assessment test  – that will create an action plan for you;

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/actionplan

In addition, to fixing your online ‘front door’, it’s important to recognise that online and door step scams have the same three step structure.

1. Arrive unexpectedly with seeming authenticity

2. Present a scenario/story that places you in unexpected jeopardy, or wealth, that requires your immediate attention to avoid further danger or loss.

3. Provide a quick, easy and instant solution that only requires you to  provide your personal financial details; or direct payment; or passwords; or direct control of your device !!!!! BEWARE !!!!!

If you receive anything suspiciously like this, please report this to Action Fraud at;

https://reporting.actionfraud.police.uk/login

where you can login as ‘guest’ and help protect others.

PLEASE feel free to pass this message on and lets all KEEP SAFE

St John the Baptist Church Easter Day

We look forward to seeing you all at 9.30 am on Easter Sunday morning.

We will have a short Service of about 30 minutes outside in the church grounds. If you need to sit down we suggest you bring a fold-up chair with you.

Please note that masks should be worn and social distancing rules followed. However, we are now allowed to sing!!

See you there ! Wrap up warm !