Category Archives: Safety

1400 targeted by TV licensing scam e-mails

 

WarningBe aware! Consumer Association Which? is warning that more than 1,400 people have been targeted by the latest TV Licensing refund scam emails. The e-mails take various forms, but mainly involve the use of a convincing facsimie of the TV Licensing Authority logos etc. The e-mail offers a refund for over payment or a billing error. For further details on how to spot these e-mails and what to do if you have been scammed, go to https://bit.ly/2q2Jnaz 

Keyless car theft on the increase!

Car theft - keyless

 

Thefts from keyless cars has increased by 30% in the past four years.  Some insurance companies will not cover this type of theft, as there is no evidence of a break-in. Basically, thieves can hack the signal from your key and use it to open your car door and drive away.

So you need to take preventative measures to ensure the safety of your car. For further details, please see our ‘Alerts’ page.

Should you be on the Priority Services Register?

Priority Services RegisterShould you or your relative be on the Priority Services Register? This is a register of people who would be particularly at risk, if there were to be a power cut. To find out if you are eligible to register, please click here.

Note:  This link also offers advice if you are struggling to pay your energy bills.

Don’t get too close or you could be fined

Cyclist overtaking distance

According to a new law to protect cyclists, the driver needs to leave a minimum distance from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside the bike or they could receive a fine. This would be £100 and three points on the licence for being too close to a bike on the road. For further details, please follow this link to our ‘Alerts’ page.

 

‘Who’s keeping us safe’?

OstrichAt our next Forum meeting on Thursday 26th July, Helen Richardson, Community Safety Officer for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, will be talking to us and giving advice about safety. She will be joined by Will Champion, Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) from Harrogate Police. Together they will be able to answer questions you may have on ‘how to keep safe’. For further details, see our Forum Events page.

April 1st price increases – act now to avoid them

Piles of poundsCome April 1st, there will be several price increases. For further information, please visit our ‘Alerts’ page.  If you act now, you might be able to avoid them!

If you want to find out how to make savings on goods and services, and also how to stay ahead of the scammers, why not subscribe to the Money Saving Expert’s newsletter? Follow this link for further information.