some useful information on scams and how to avoid them
The Foxmoor Estate, Cashes Green - UPDATE
Cainscross Parish Council has been working closely with Stroud District Council and Bovis Homes to address some of the issues highlighted by residents on the Foxmoor Estate.
Since negotiation started Bovis Homes has carried out extensive tree surgery throughout the estate and the slabbed areas which were starting to look rather tatty and serve no purpose have been removed and seeded.
Several walls on the estate are either falling down or in a very poor state of repair. We are identifying ownership of each individual wall and then will discuss solutions with the residents affected.
We hope this will give this attractive estate a much needed face-lift
A number of tenants have reported receiving a letter from a company called ese offering a free health check and service on their system, with the warning that their warranty may be due to expire.
THIS IS A SCAM!
SDC tenants with solar panels will only be contacted about their solar panels by:
Private households should contact their energy supplier if they receive a similar letter.
I’ve shared the advice widely on our Facebook page, and on Twitter.
Ed White, M&E officer will give further advice if you need it on 01453 754089.
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.
In all instances, direct debits are set up without following proper procedure. The victim is not sent written confirmation of the direct debit instruction, which is supposed to be sent within three days.
On occasions when victims attempted to call back, the telephone number provided by the fraudster was either unable to be reached or the victim’s direct debit cancellation request was refused.
During 2017, there were 493 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud.