NHW -Phone scam warning

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29/05/20 9788 Somerset Loft Insulation Scam Warning

Numerous residents in the Somerset area have reported that they have received telephone calls from individuals who claim to be from government funded companies and that they needed to make an appointment so they could inspect their loft insulation.

A check online reveals that there have been reports from residents all over the country who have had similar calls, so it is highly likely that this is a scam and your area could be approached soon.

Always be wary of any cold callers, whether in person, by email or by phone. Never give out any personal details, especially financial information. If you have any concerns, hang up and contact the company or business the caller claims to represent using a telephone number from a phone book or old invoice or letter. You should always wait at least five minutes before making this call as the fraudster may still be on the line. If possible, use a different phone such as a mobile.

If you have any information regarding this incident contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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


I have been reunited with my little camera thanks to the keen eye of Sasha who spotted it lying in the road and rescued it before it was squashed and Elsa for contacting me so quickly after I posted my blog request.   I am most grateful to you both.




I have lost my small black Sony point and shoot camera.  I last had it outside Overdale in Hardings Lane when I was snapping the lady scarecrow (with chicken) this afternoon.  If anyone had found it please do let me know.  Many thanks.

Lesley Tyson – Holt Farm, North Cheriton.  01963 33718.

NHW. Phone and email scams

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18/05/20 9788 Somerset Potential Scam Calls, (Be Aware)

Trading Standards have told us that some residents have been receiving phone calls from a company that are offering “virus ventilation and sanitation due to lockdown” on behalf of Bath & North East Somerset Council. The Council wishes it be known that the company, Pro Day UK, do not represent them so any calls from them should be considered as a scam.

Although this offence happened in the Bath area, similar attempts have been made in other parts of the country, so they may well start to try other regions of the Avon and Somerset police area including ours.

If you have any information regarding these incidents contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111


15/05/20 9788 Somerset: Keeping Children Safe Online.

Dear Members

Avon and Somerset Police are helping to keep young people safe online during the Coronavirus pandemic, by promoting a new online safety campaign which supports parents to keep their children safe on their devices. Please see the attached document for more information.

Kind regards

Paul Johnson

NHW Admin (Somerset)



13/05/20 9788 AE029 Residential Garage Burglary.

A garage has been broken into in Old Tannery Way, Milborne Port, Sherborne between the 8th and 10th May. At present it is unclear how the offender has gained access to the garage but once inside a Remote control Car, 4ft x 2.5ft Helicopter & 3.5ft Speedboat have been stolen from within.

If you contact the Police about this incident, please call 101 & quote Reference number: 5220103346 or Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, thank you.



Today, a North Cheriton resident reported to me that he had received an email from what looked like the official TV Licencing people requesting he renew his annual fee.  This turned out to be a complete scam so please be warned if you receive something similar.  Delete it and stay online-safe.