17/11/20 9788 Somerset: HMRC Scam Emails
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.
You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): North Cheriton (North Cheriton, BA80AQ).
You are receiving these alerts because you are a member of one or more groups within the Avon and Somerset Police area.
|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
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
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.
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:
Has anyone seen or received a small Amazon parcel today addressed to Polly Ford. She was expecting the parcel to be delivered today about 1pm to Gardens Cottage. Amazon are saying it was delivered.
If you have any information please contact Simon Ford on 824296.
Due to the ongoing crisis with Covid-19, the Village Hall will be closed for the foreseeable future.