Neighbourhood Watch

NHW - Should we remain in the scheme?

As the NHW coordinator , I continue to receive fairly generic items from Neighbourhood Watch Scotland.  Most of the information has little or nothing to do with Dreghorn Park or the surrounding district. I will continue to post anything that is directly relevant. At a recent committee meeting it was queried as to whether it was worthwhile remaining in the scheme. It was felt that as many of us have probably ticked the box on the home insurance forms that says we are part of a NHW, and therefore it was felt that we should remain in the scheme at present. 

Email Extortion and Spoofing.

Holiday Security Advice.

Some pretty straightforward and sensible advice from NHW.
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Courier Fraud and Associated Deception.

A bit long winded this one but some good advice contained within. Basically do not trust anyone that phones up out of the blue without checking they are genuine.

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Mobile Phone Porting Fraud with TSB.

There has been an increase in reports made in May by TSB customers relating to “port-out” fraud. Fraudsters are number porting a victim’s telephone number to a SIM card under their control and then using the number to access the victim’s bank accounts………………Read More

TSB Phishing Attacks.

There has been a sharp rise in fraudsters sending out fake text messages (smishing) and phishing emails claiming to be from TSB. The increase in the number of reports corresponds with the timing of TSB’s computer system update, which resulted in 1.9 million users being locked out of their accounts. Opportunistic fraudsters are using TSB’s system issue to target people with this type of fraud.  ….. Read More