Watch Out for British Gas Refund Emails

We’ve had an increase in reports about fake British Gas emails claiming to offer refunds. The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking British Gas phishing websites that are designed to steal the usernames and passwords for British Gas accounts.
Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk

Trustee Savings Bank Phishing

There has been an increase in reports made in May by TSB customers relating to “port-out” fraud. Fraudsters are number porting a victim’s telephone number to a SIM card under their control and then using the number to access the victim’s bank accounts. The increase in the number of reports corresponds with the timing of […]

False Claims of Telephone Preference Service

Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ – an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised. The fraudsters often target elderly victims.

Warning – Telephone Scam

Thames Valley Police have received several calls from residents around the Chipping Norton area saying that they are receiving calls from a person claiming to be from HM Customs. The caller is stating that the resident owes them a lot of money.  Fortunately, to date, no personal details have been disclosed.

If you should receive a call from anyone claiming to be from HM Customs, or the like, and that you owe serious amounts of money please do not give any personal details out.

Concerning Incident

We have received reports that cats are being shot within a couple of the local villages close to Banbury.
We would encourage anyone that believes their cat has been injured in the manner to report it on 101 or if you know of anyone that is inflicting these injuries on these cats please also come forward so we can stop this pointless act of cruelty.