Alert message sent 11/10/2020 20:53:00

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Police are urging the public to be vigilant following a spate of scam calls.
WIFI Packages

Officers are asking the public to remain vigilant following reports received this week of elderly residents in the Wigton area receiving fraudulent calls from people attempting to sell WIFI packages.

The offenders are also managing to use people’s landline numbers in this area to call other local residents as people are more likely to answer to a local telephone number.
If you have been affected by this scam, we recommend that you call your phone provider and ask for your telephone number to be changed. We ask that the public please share this information with any vulnerable friends or family.
In addition I would like to highlight the following scams for your attention as well.
TV Licensing 

I received this today:

'Today is your last day to remain licensed. The automatic payment method on file for your TV account has failed to process a GBP 123.99 transaction.

You must renew your license now to avoid prosecution'

Vehicle Tax

Email from Driver and Vehicle Agency-Gov.UK with the subject as Reminder from Driver Vehicle Tax PaYMENT Schedule update required invoice Generated Item CD 74054742
In the general wording of the e.mail it states 'you are required to update your profile to its latest form to avoid termination of your motoring license'. Licence is spelt wrong to start with.
On the attachment they are requesting all your details including date of birth and your mother’s maiden name.

If you are aware of any other scams or receive any, please let me know so that I can keep everyone uptodate and hopefully one step ahead of the Criminals.

Joe Murray QPM
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Joseph Murray (NHWN, Administrator, Cumbria)

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