Aston le Walls Parish Council

Serving the people of Aston le Walls

Clerk: Mrs. Gillian Taylor
Timbercroft, Welsh Road
Aston le Walls, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 6UD

Tel: 01295 660363

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Trading Standards Warn Homeowners To Be Aware of Bogus Cold Callers

Trading Standards Warn Homeowners To Be Aware of Bogus Cold Callers

Posted: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:37 by Dick Stephen

HOMEOWNERS WARNED TO BEWARE OF BOGUS COLD CALLERS

Northamptonshire County Council Trading Standards is advising people affected by the impact of storms Ciara and Dennis to be alert for bogus cold callers offering home repair work.

Trading Standards is warning homeowners that rogue traders could use the damage caused by the storms as a way of persuading people that they need work done on their property. More »

Their advice is not to buy goods or services from a doorstep caller, even if they claim that the work needs doing immediately.

Those who have suffered damage as a result of the storms should first check with their insurance company to see if they are covered for repairs, as some policies include emergency assistance support.

People who rent their property should contact their landlord and their contents insurance company. Most insurance companies will appoint their own trades people to carry out the work.

For those who are not covered by insurance for any repairs, they can find a reliable trader through the Trading Standards approved trader scheme called Buy With Confidence.

County Council Cabinet Member for Place, Highways and the Environment, Cllr Jason Smithers said: "While we haven't received any direct reports, we are encouraging homeowners to be on their guard against less reputable traders who may take advantage of any damage caused by these storms and try to convince homeowners to pay for unnecessary or over-priced repair work.

"If people are concerned about a caller at the door or suspect that rogue doorstep traders or distraction burglars are operating in their community, they should contact the dedicated Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) by calling 0345 23 07 702."

For more information about Buy With Confidence, the Trading Standards approved trader scheme, visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/approvedtraders or telephone 01392 383430.

Trading Standards in partnership with Northamptonshire Police can also provide No Cold Calling stickers on request by calling the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133. They can also provide consumers with information about their legal civil rights. » Less

Works progress update for the Chipping Warden area

Works progress update for the Chipping Warden area

Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 22:29 by Dick Stephen

See all details of A361 & Welsh Road closures in the attached document

Scam Warning - Amazon Prime

Scam Warning - Amazon Prime

Posted: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 10:45 by Dick Stephen

Please see information below from Action Fraud UK about the recent Amazon Prime scam that has cost victims over £1M.

Criminals are continuing to target unsuspecting members of the public using Amazon Prime scam calls.

  • Between 1 October 2019 and 16 January 2020, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) identified 571 reports of Amazon Prime-related Computer Software Service Fraud.
  • The scam has seen fraudsters steal over £1M from victims.
  • One victim, a man from Glasgow in his 60s, lost over £65,000.

The scam, which was first reported on in October, involves victims receiving an automated call, informing them that they have been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription. More »

They are subsequently instructed to 'press 1' to cancel the transaction. When they do this, they are directed to a fraudster posing as an Amazon customer service representative.

The fraudster advises the victim that their subscription was purchased fraudulently and that remote access to their computer is required in order to fix a security flaw that will prevent it from reoccurring.

The victim is asked to download a remote access application, often the 'Team Viewer' app, which grants the fraudster access to their computer.

The Team Viewer software is then mis-used by the criminal to monitor the victim logging onto their online bank account, which allows the fraudster to see the victim's personal and financial details. Other variants of the crime involve fraudsters stating that the recipient is eligible for a refund for an unauthorised transaction on their Amazon account.

Take Steps to Protect Yourself

  • Personal Information - Always question uninvited approaches in case it's a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.
  • Stay in Control - Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information. It's easy to feel embarrassed when faced with unexpected or complex conversations. But it's fine to stop the discussion if you do not feel in control of it.
  • Remote Access - Never install any software or visit a website as a result of a cold call. Unsolicited requests for remote access to your computer should always raise a red flag.


Remember, if you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to Action Fraud online or by calling 0300 123 2040. » Less