Beware Scams relating to Covid-19 Pandemic

Criminals will use any opportunity they can to take money from innocent people. This includes exploiting tragedies and global emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, to scam people in a variety of ways. The number of these scams are only likely to increase and we need individuals and businesses to be fully aware and prepared.
As more people stay indoors and work from computers and laptops at home, there is more opportunity for criminals to try and trick people into parting with their money at a time when they are anxious and uncertain about the future.
We have already received nearly 400 reports of fraud related to COVID-19, the majority of which are online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser, and other products, which have never arrived. We have also seen a large amount of phishing emails and texts circulating, that use COVID-19 as a hook, and try to get recipients to click on links or attachments which harvest information and lead to the individual revealing personal or financial details.

Home Library Service

libraryWould you like to borrow library books but are unable to visit the library for any reason? If you’re finding it difficult to get to a library, the Home Library Service may be able to help.
To register for this service or for further information call your local library or telephone the Home Library Service on 01865 810259 or email homelibraryservice@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

We Need Your Help!

Are you recently retired, have time on your hands and looking for an interesting and worthwhile hobby? Have you recently moved to Adderbury and would like to be aware of what is going on in the village?  We are looking for any member of the village community who is computer literate to join the team editing adderbury.org.  It’s just a few hours a month on a rota basis. If you would like more information on this interesting and fun exercise, please contact either Nick Fennell on 07850017393 – nick.fennell319@btinternet.com, or Joyce Cox on 07747017082 – JoyceAdderbury@gmail.com.