Be 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
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 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.
If your home experiences a power cut, ring 105 to report it.
It is helpful to know which your power network is. This is the network providing your power, not the company which sends you your bills. To find out which network operator supplies your power please follow this link.
At 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.
WARNING! The Food Standards Agency warns of bacteria found in frozen vegetable products – lots of products recalled. Complete list here: If you have purchased any of these items, you are advised DO NOT EAT them.
North Yorkshire Police have issued new warnings about the latest scams in our county. To find out more, please click on the following link: NY police advice about scams
For more advice about other scams, please see our ‘Alerts’ page.
Come 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.
Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, has announced that £3 million is to be spent to improve the 999 and 101 telephone services. To find out more, please visit our ‘Topical News‘ page.