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Author Archives: Verity Soued

Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. Members of the public should ignore scam products such as supplements and anti-virus kits that falsely claim to cure or prevent...
Hertfordshire Constabulary has acquired security marking kits, which can help to deter catalytic converter thefts. Catalytic converters, which are fitted to vehicle exhaust systems, are targeted by thieves because of the precious metals they contain. Inspector Nicola Dean, from the Crime Reduction Unit...
Hertfordshire Trading Standards is warning residents of North Hertfordshire to be on their guard against double glazing rogue traders, after receiving complaints from residents in Letchworth. This company knocked on a resident’s door at the end of last week and told them that they were working in...
We have received reports from many Hertfordshire residents relating to a scam for Amazon Prime following a trial period. You receive an automatic call telling you that your Amazon Prime renewal is due for £39.99 a month but if you wish to cancel it press button 1. When you do this a person comes on ...
Giving or using internet-connected devices this Chrstmas? Here are some safety tips from our experts. Out & About Keep your devices secure - they are attractive targets for thieves. If your're out socialising or at a hotel, don't use public Wi-Fi hotspots to do anything confidential, as you ...
  The run up to Christmas is the busiest time for shoppers …and for online fraudsters too, who take advantage of the fact that you’re busy and looking for a bargain. Here are some easy-to-follow tips to help protect you. - Keep your devices up to date (install the latest software and...
North Herts District Council's  Community Safety Team have been involved in producing two one-minute films regarding fly tipping.  Knowing your legal responsibilities when disposing of your waste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoggqnQiIgg  What to do when you discover a fly...
Hertfordshire residents have been receiving convincing looking emails purporting to be from the TV Licensing authority.  The emails use the official TV Licensing logo.  The email informs the customer that their TV License has recently expired and they are eligible for a free renewal.  In...
If you've recently submitted a tax return, don’t be caught out by bogus HMRC contacts claiming you're owed a tax rebate.  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receive many reports of scam emails and text messages at this time of year.  For example: "We have reviewed your tax...
Hertfordshire Trading Standards is warning residents to be vigilant as a result of a novel approach being used currently by rogue traders. Instead of asking for work in your garden, these rogues tell you that they are working next door/ at the bottom of the garden on a hedge or trees that are on the...
A new station appointment system has been launched across Hertfordshire (Monday, June 25) which will enable members of the public to speak directly to officers at police stations if they need to give further information regarding a variety of issues. The new arrangement will enable people to speak to...

 

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