West Wickham and Streetly End

COVID-19 Scams

A number of COVID19 related phishing emails have been reported to Action Fraud. These emails attempt to trick you into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing your personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details. As people spend more time online, there is also a huge rise in…

COVID-19 gov.uk updates

The UK government have set up an email alert system that sends subscribers with instant or daily or weekly updates when the government publishes or changes anything on GOV.UK about COVID-19. To subscribe, goto https://www.gov.uk/email-signup?link=/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.

Buddy Scheme

As the virus spreads, we are warned by the Government that people showing symptoms and those categorised as vulnerable (including over 70’s) will be asked to self-isolate for a significant period  of time. With this in mind, the Parish Council and Parochial Church Council are setting up a ‘Buddy’ scheme…

Cambridgeshire libraries closed

A message from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CALPAC): Following the Prime Minister’s words on Friday 20 March, increasing social distancing by closing many social venues, we are striving to maintain key functions of the library service across Cambridgeshire. We must do this in a way which minimises…

Coronavirus Scam

Coronavirus scam costs victims over £800,000 in one month. From protective clothing and malicious attachments through to revealing sensitive personal and financial information, unscrupulous scammers are attempting to cash in on this tragedy. [Read More]

Don’t be conned:

  • Don’t click on links or attachments in suspicious emails
  • Do not respond to unsolicited messages asking for personal/financial information
  • Install latest software and updates on devices
  • If you are looking at making purchases on sites you don’t know or trust then make sure you do research of the company first before making the purchase, ask family and friends for advice
  • If you do decide to make payment use a credit card as the majority of credit card providers insure purchases made online
  • Keep in contact with your loved ones, especially if elderly or more vulnerable and make sure they are safe and comfortable