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August 2020 :- A message from Humberside Police - originally received 11th June 2020:
Track & Trace Scams Advice
People to remain alert for scams during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Be aware of a growing trend of criminals taking advantage of the current Covid-19 crisis to defraud innocent people, including the new NHS Test and Trace service.
The NHS Test and Trace service has been introduced to allow the NHS to trace the spread of the virus, isolate new infections and give early warning if the virus is increasing again.
However, its feared scammers are now making phone calls, sending texts and emails pretending to be from NHS Test and Trace in order to obtain your personal details.
Advice on how to identify a genuine contact tracer from a scammer.
Genuine NHS contact tracers will:
-call you from 0300 013 5000
-send you text messages from ‘NHS’
-ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace contact-tracing website
-ask for your full name and date of birth to confirm your identity, and postcode to offer support while self-isolating
-ask about the coronavirus symptoms you have been experiencing
- · ask you to provide the name, telephone number and/or email address of anyone you have had close contact with in the two days prior to your symptoms starting
Contact tracers will never:
-ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
-ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product of any kind
-ask for any details about your bank account
-ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
-ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
-disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
-provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
-ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
-ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS
If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit the Action Fraud website. If you need advice on anything else, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0344 411 1444
Example of how they do it
One resident has shared a warning claiming that her friend received a scam call earlier this week 03/06/20
The caller, claiming to be an NHS employee, stated that the individual had come into close contact with a person with COVID-19 and had to self-isolate for seven days.
The individual was then coerced into giving their address in order to receive a test kit and was asked for their payment details in order to pay a "one off fee" of £500. The so-called scammer then said that there would be penalties for not complying.
It was at this point that the individual then put the phone down and realised that they were being targeted by scammers.
You will only ever be called from the number 0300 013 5000, or you will be texted from “NHS”.
PC 2180 Lee Fuller
Crime Reduction Officer
AUGUST 2020: Coronavirus - helping our community.
The Parish Council is aware that information regarding how to stay safe and deal with the Coronavirus is being updated on a daily basis. The best place to look for the latest advice and guidance is the Government website, which is updated every time new information becomes available.
Useful Village Information
Dog Behaviour & Fouling
If you are unfortunate enough to be bitten/attacked by a dog that is not under the control of its owner phone the Police. If you come into contact with a dog displaying anti-social behaviour the correct procedure is to report the incident by telephone to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Dog Warden on 01482 396301 or via their website. Any incident will be dealt with by the people responsible for dealing with these issues. This also includes noise nuisance caused by dogs continually barking if they are left on their own for a long period of time.
All dog owners should be aware that it is an offence not to clear up after your dog if it fouls on land in the open air which the public has access to. A person guilty of this offence can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75.
If in a public place or on a highway, dogs must wear a collar with a tag or badge attached, with the name and address of the owner inscribed on it.
It is also an offence to not have your dog micro-chipped, and you must make sure your contact details are kept up-to-date.
Litter, Mud or Debris On Roads & Footpaths
Litter & Debris on roads and footpaths can be reported using the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website's Litter & Road Cleaning reporting page.
Mud on the road cannot be reported to ERYC as they are not responsible for mud on roads. As this type of issue is a road traffic offence, it should be reported to the police on the 101 non-emergency number.
It is the responsibility of the farmer/contractor to display signs warning of 'Mud on the Road.' Also to sweep the road during the day if there is a significant build up and ensure the road is swept at the end of the working day.
ERYC will only consider removing mud if the police decide to close the road due to significant danger.
Vehicles On The Footpath
Although it is not illegal to park on the footpath it is illegal to obstruct it and impede access for pedestrians. Access should be maintained for all pedestrians particularly if they are with pushchairs, wheelchairs, mobility scooters, elderly people and young children.
The Parish Council respectfully request that if you park on the footpath please make sure that pedestrians do not have to step out into the road and can continue to use the footway unimpeded.
If you have concerns regarding flooding because of continued heavy rain or a higher than usual tide in the parish please visit the Government's Flood Information Service.
You can also phone the Environment Agency Floodline on 03459 88 11 88
All parishes should have an up-to-date Community Emergency Plan. Details of the Asselby Parish Emergency Plan can be viewed here as soon as it is available.
Neigbourhood Watch Scheme
Did you know that communities which are part of a NHW scheme are significantly less likely to be a target of crime according to a survey carried out in prisons, says our local Community & Crime Reduction Resilience Officer.
Our aim is to bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.
Keep up to date with news & information about your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme which covers Barmby on the Marsh, Asselby, Knedlington & Boothferry.
You can follow your local NHW group on Facebook for regular advice, news & announcements.
You can join the Barmby & Asselby Neighbourhood Watch Group by visiting the OurWatch website.
You can also register with My Community Alert via mycommunityalert.co.uk. You will receive useful crime prevention information & updates about your area sent directly from your local policing teams.
Public Access Defibrillator
The defibrillator was installed on 27th July 2018 for use in an Emergency. It is located on the wall facing the car park at The Black Swan, Asselby - Please follow the instructions on the defibrillator case.
Useful information about using PADs can be found here: www.bhf.org.uk