Wednesday, 28 October 2015

@SOU - Warning for horse owners

Incident 280 - 25/10/2015 refers to a suspicious incident where a member of a livery yard saw a vehicle at the end of a farm drive. Two elderly females were near the vehicle trying to call a black and white cob horse over to them. When questioned what they were doing they stated that they were looking at the horse. 
Incident 253 - 24/10/2015 refers to a similar incident where two elderly females were seen tying a bow to a fence post. A black and white cob was found to have its mane plaited.
It is not known what vehicle the two females were in, please could I ask you to be vigilant and report any suspicious incidents.
Southam Farm watch
Telephone 01926 684984
Voicemail 14984
Please access our website for the latest news in the Stratford District and also Southam SNT newsletters. In a non emergency or to report a crime dial 101

Horse owners in Warwickshire can check for related information on the HORSEWATCH BLOG

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

@NAT - Your receipt for today's Ocado delivery, is a SCAM. Do NOT open attachment.

You'll find your receipt attached.
Having trouble reading this email? View the web version
This email has a very professionally appearance but note that the link in the header does not work.
Also notice that the email is not personalised in any way and that the exact wording is used for every email.

Your receipt for today’s delivery is attached to this email. I’ll be delivering your 12:00-14:00 order and, so you’ll know it’s me, I’ll be driving the Lemon van.

Your order doesn’t have any substitutions, everything’s there.

See you later,


@NAT - Get Safe Online Week 19-24 October 2015

To see some of the latest SCAMS. Just click on the LINKS.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Warwickshire Trading Standards email alerts.

Please feel free to cascade this information to whomever you feel appropriate (including using the information in your newsletters/websites etc.).

09/10/2015 When is a charity not a charity?

By Simon Cripwell on Oct 09, 2015 12:53 pm
Warwickshire Trading Standards has recently received a number of complaints and enquiries about charity donations.
Residents have reported being approached on their doorstep, often in the evening, by people selling lottery and prize draw weekly or monthly ticket subscriptions, supporting a range of charities.
Residents are asked to sign up and provide their bank details. These approaches are sometimes made over the phone as well.
Residents may think they are signing up directly with a charity, but often they are actually signing up with a lottery and prize draw gambling business who claim to support the charity or charities in question and give an unspecified percentage of their profits away to good causes. The businesses may be licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission but they are not charities and will not have a charity number or be listed on the Charity Commission website (use their search facility to look up charities).
If you want to be sure you are giving directly to a charity, ask 'are you a charity?' and 'can I see your charity number?'
It is a criminal offence to falsely claim to be a charity. 
If in doubt do not sign up. 
Warwickshire Trading Standards does not in any case advise consumers to give any personal or financial information to unexpected doorstep or telephone callers.

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08/10/2015 Businesses offered help to understand the biggest shake up of consumer law in a generation

By Simon Cripwell on Oct 08, 2015 01:51 pm
Warwickshire businesses are being offered help and advice by Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards to understand and comply with the biggest change to consumer law in the UK for a generation.

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08/10/2015 Another Free Serving of ‘Phish and Chips’ – cyber-crime and data-security seminar for business

By Simon Cripwell on Oct 08, 2015 01:49 pm
Small businesses in Warwickshire, and especially in Nuneaton and North Warwickshire are urged to book now for a second helping of ‘'Phish and Chips'’, an expert led free cyber-crime and data-security advice and education seminar.

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@SOU - Theft from car in Wormleighton, 11th October

Nurses bag stolen from vehicle parked in Wormleighton INC 98 of 11 October

Please be aware that at around 4am on 11 October, offenders broke into a vehicle parked outside a home in Wormleighton, Southam by smashing the rear window and the rear drivers side window.  The offenders made off with a nurses bag from inside.

If you have information that you believe may be connected to this incident, please contact Police on 101, quoting incident number 98 of 11 October.

Thank you

Julie Dale

Warwickshire Police