November 2015


Fraud: electrical goods and domestic appliances websites

Fraudsters have set up a high specification website template advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist. The fraudsters will request your card details via the website; however the purchaser will then receive an email stating the payment failed and they must pay via bank transfer.

The fraudsters entice the purchaser and reassure them it is a legitimate purchase by using the widely recognised Trusted Shop Trustmark. The fraudsters are using the Trustmark fraudulently and have not been certified by Trusted Shops and therefore the purchaser is not covered by the Trusted Shop money-back guarantee.

Protect yourself:

  • Check the authenticity of the websites before making any purchases. Conduct a ‘whois’ search on the website which will identify when the website has been created, be wary of newly formed domains. You can conduct this search using the following website – https://who.is/.
  • Carry out online research in relation to the website, company name and the business address provided to identify any poor feedback or possible irregularities.
  • Check the Trusted Shops Facebook page where warnings about websites using their Trustmark are published. If you are in doubt about the legitimacy of a Trustmark then you can contact Trusted Shops on 0203 364 5906 or by email service@trustedshops.co.uk. They will confirm whether they have certified that website.
  • Payments made via bank transfer are not protected should you not received the item. Therefore always try to make the payment via PayPal or a credit card where you have some payment cover should you not receive your product.
  • If the item advertised seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.


Shropshire’s Big Conversation

Shropshire Council created a new topic for customers to subscribe to called “Shropshire’s Big Conversation”.

This new topic will bring you information around consultations specific to service delivery and how this may change in the future. It will also be used to let you know about updates in relation to The Big Conversations and include things like invitations to focus groups and other ways you can get involved in this huge project.

It affects everyone so we’d encourage you to subscribe to it and get colleagues, friends and family to sign up also (simply forward this post on to them as it contains a link to the website where you can find out more and access a sign up link).

So what is the Big Conversation?

The Big Conversation is the biggest consultation the council has launched as it effects all of the 150 plus services the council provides.

Like all local authorities, the council is faced with the need to make further substantial savings in the coming years due to ongoing government cuts.

In a few years’ time, we’ll have less than one quarter of the money that now funds 150+ council services which means we’ll have to stop delivering some services and we need your help to tell us which are important to you, and what you can do to help and make the remaining resources we have, go further

For more information about the Big Conversation and to get involved, go to www.shropshire.gov.uk/bigconversation where you can also access a link to sign up to this new topic.

Follow @shropscouncil #Shropbc
email BigConversation@shropshire.gov.uk
Call 0345 678 9077 (weekdays from 9am to 5pm)
Please get involved, your views will be used to tell us what services the council will provide in the years ahead.

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The Fugitives: 15th Nov 7.30pm

Award winning modern folk from Canada in Chetton Village Hall

A funny, uplifting group with brilliant musicianship, top-notch songwriting, and complex vocal harmonies. Another great group touring as part of Arts Alive’s ‘Canadian Season’, with nominations for Western Canadian’s 2014 Roots Album of the Year and Canadian Folk Award’s Vocal Group of the Year. They’ve opened for Buffy Sainte-Marie and played Glastonbury in 2014 – now enjoy them in your village hall! They have been described as “The missing link between Leonard Cohen and the Pogues”, whilst CBC said: “This show is simply brilliant.”

Sunday 15th November 7.30pm

Tickets £10 inc refreshments
01746 768822 or 01746 789257
Buy Tickets online at Arts Alive

Age Range: All ages

www.fugitives.ca

www.artsalive.co.uk


Roadworks: Neenton Churchyard Farm Jct : 18-20 Jan

Road Closure : The Pheasant, Neenton ( Side road to Wrickton ) 18th – 20th January


Roadworks, Delays Likely 18th – 20th January – Churchyard Farm Junction With B4364 Neenton To Wrickton Mannor Junction, Wrickton, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.  WORKING OUTSIDE CHURCHYARD FARM AT THE JCN OF B4364 FROM CLEE BROOK BRIDGE TO NEW HOUSE FARM JUNCTION

Ref: LB501A5W/11214448Q

Responsibility: Severn Trent Water