Wednesday, 15 August 2018

@NAT - ‘Safe Car Wash’ App Launches To Tackle Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery is hidden in plain sight on our high streets. The National Crime Agency thinks there are tens of thousands of people being exploited in the UK, forced to work long hours, for little or no pay, and under threat of violence.
Some of those people are being exploited in hand car washes, which in recent years have sprung up across the country in their thousands. Many of those hand car washes are legitimate businesses, but some of them are not. Police raids in hand car washes in towns and cities up and down the country have unearthed victims living in horrendous conditions.

@NAT - #KnifeFree

15-08-2018 09:53 AM BST

This summer, a Home Office campaign is asking young people across the UK to live #KnifeFree. 99% of young people in England and Wales live knife free. And, while those that carry often claim to do it to feel safer, carrying a knife can get you into dangerous situations. Even if you can avoid the violence, there are severe emotional, personal and legal consequences that can come from knife carrying. The Campaign The #KnifeFree campaign shares videos of true stories from young people who have made the decision to live knife free, in a bid to encourage others to do the same. 99% of young people in England and Wales live #knifefree. And, while those that carry often claim to do it to feel safer, carrying a knife can get you into dangerous situations. Join Ben and the millions of young people who live #knifefree ➡️ — HM Government (@HMGLondonSE) August 9, 2018 A website has also been set up as part of the campaign, which includes details on the real stories of Ben, Aliya and Sammy; what you can do if you are worried about someone else; and details of help and support that is out there [...]

@WAR - Burglary advice

We're still experiencing insecure break-ins in the county. Please make sure you take precautions not to fall victim:

@NAT - Avoid being scammed for your pension

Don’t let a scammer enjoy your retirement. Find out how to be with your pension and protect yourself from scams

@NAT - Suffering a live cyber attack? This is the number for help

If you are a business, charity or other organisation which is currently suffering a live cyber attack (in progress), please call: 📞 0300 123 2040 immediately. Our specialist advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

@NAT - Illegal Money Lending Team - Summer Newsletter

Our Summer newsletter – feel free to distribute to any partners/contacts

Remember the IMLT offers free training and resources to organisations.  If you are planning  any future  anti loan shark campaigns/awareness raising for your residents/service users please get in touch with me to discuss how we can help.


Christopher Connor
LIAISE Officer (Leads in awareness, intelligence,support and education)
England Illegal Money Lending Team - Hosted by Birmingham City Council
PO Box 12971
Birmingham B33 0TD

Tel 07500809341
E mail -
To report a loan shark - Tel 0300 555 2222
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@NAT - Phone fraud #Tell2 to #TakeFive

Look after your friends and family - of them about the dangers of fraudsters over the phone. If you receive a cold call from any business or authority, just hang up, and verify!