NHW – Failed Delivery scams

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17/11/20 9788 Somerset: HMRC Scam Emails

Dear Members,

We have kindly been made aware of a couple recent scam emails that are again going around claiming to represent HMRC. The attached file is for your information and awareness and will show you what to look out for, but as a rule HMRC will not give money away unless it has been claimed for.

Also do please be aware of any unexpected email that suggests you may have had a failed delivery, particularly this time of year and never part with any personal information.

Stay safe.

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

NHW – Password Advice

ONLINE SECURITY & PASSWORDS
With the increase in online scams and cyber crime it is a good time to review your passwords and on-line security.
Advice from the National Cyber Security Centre and the Police Digital Security Centre is simple and easy:
1. Use different passwords for your email and online accounts 
2. Use 3 random words passwords Examples: owlpigfox , (or better; owl-pig-fox), (or better still; Owl-Pig-Fox)  Why 3 random words? Simple – these ‘created’ words are not in any dictionary     
3. Use two-factor authentication (2FA) This is a second level of security that’s being used increasingly. It uses your mobile phone number to send you an text message with a ‘one-time’ code to enter. Some online services now have 2FA automatically turned on – for others it may be a security option that you can turn on yourself, such as Gmail, Facebook etc. All that will be requested is your mobile number, so that the one-time authentication code can be exchanged.  
For more information; https://www.policedsc.com/security-advice/advice-hub/password-policy https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/setting-two-factor-authentication-2fa https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/passwords 
KEEP SAFE & SECURE
AND
PLEASE  FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS, MEMBERS AND AQUAINTANCES
COVID RESTRICTIONS 5th November https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november 
Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus go to; https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/condition 
If you have problems using this online service, ring: 119

North Cheriton Residents Library/Book Club

We are pleased to announce that the lovely big bag of books that were recently donated have been through their self isolation period and are now in a new plastic box in the porch at the Village Hall for everyone to enjoy.  We have also added a small container of hand sanitiser for anyone wishing for extra safety for themselves and others as they riffle through the exciting titles newly available.

Many thanks to the donator of these books and to anyone else wishing to donate during our second locked-down spell due to Covid.  All literary contributions are gratefully received – please leave them in the porch in a carrier bag so that they can be isolated for the appropriate amount of time before being integrating into the boxes.

HAPPY READING

Somerset Waste Partnership

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Somerset Waste have just published and emailed out their November Newsletter.  This is an interesting and very informative read.  I have tried copying it to transfer to this blog but failed as much of it is not compatible with the format available here.  As this newsletter contains much valuable news plus the holiday refuse and recycling collection date changes it is worth going to their web site and signing up for their newsletter yourself.  Herewith the link:

http://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk

 

NHW

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06/11/20 9788 Somerset: COVID-19 Patrols in place as second lockdown comes in.

Dear Members,

Please see the attached document, which details some of the 41 reports of COVID-19 legislation breaches across the Avon and Somerset policing area from Wednesday 4th to Thursday 5th November, both before and after the new lockdown regulations came into force. There is also a link to the government website which has the most up-to-date information at the bottom of the attached file. (Blue Highlighted Text)

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