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Caroline Peacock writes: “I have received the following message this morning, a timely reminder that the approach to Christmas is always, sadly, a risk period for break-ins:
Caroline Peacock writes: “Dear Friends, If you have read your Teesdale Mercury this week, you will have seen that there is a front page feature about the campaign to get better broadband for residents of Teesdale and Weardale. There is … Continue reading
Caroline Peacock writes: “Cllr Stephen Hugill has kindly forwarded this message to me:”
Caroline Peacock writes: “Dear friends, I have received a Police message about a recent upsurge in bike thefts. It has come to me from a Councillor in the Darlington area, where apparently the problem is acute, but the advice it … Continue reading
We need your help to spot and stop fraudsters. Fraudsters target people in many ways: • Through unexpected calls, letters or texts, • Via pushy sales techniques, • Demanding money up-front, • Asking for personal information.
Caroline Peacock writes: “Vicky (Chilcott) has asked me to forward this message, which has already been sent to all members of Trailblazers, also to all on the local email list – and some of you will, I think, have seen … Continue reading
Caroline Peacock writes: “It seems that telephone scams are on the increase again. Typically the scammer may do something along the following lines: They will probably claim to be calling from Microsoft (Microsoft never calls anyone) to say you have … Continue reading
Caroline Peacock writes: “You may have heard or seen a media announcement about this new non-emergency Police number already, perhaps.
Caroline Peacock writes: “Some of you will already know that there was an attempted burglary at Saunders Avenue during the weekend of 4/5th December, reported on page 8 of the current issue of the Teesdale Mercury.
Caroline Peacock writes: “I’m afraid a new telephone scam seems to be doing the rounds, in which a recorded message tells you that you are due a refund on a mis-sold insurance policy, and invites to you to press subsequent … Continue reading
Caroline Peacock writes: “The following scam has recently been reported to me from several quarters, so although it has actually been circulating since 2009 it seems that it is still doing the rounds and there are still people being taken … Continue reading
Caroline Peacock writes: “I’m afraid that the road collapse on the Morley-Woodland road is going to take longer to repair than originally hoped. In fact it now looks certain that it will still be closed over the Easter weekend.”
Caroline Peacock writes: “People in County Durham are being encouraged to ‘knock next door’ and help out friends and neighbours during the bad weather. “Durham County Council is issuing the call to action as the snow and freezing temperatures return.”
Check your receipts before leaving the check-out. Trish Hayes sent us this email about a new scam being reported on the Internet: I bought a bunch of stuff, over £150, and I glanced at my receipt as the cashier was … Continue reading
Caroline Peacock writes: “The Durham branch of the National Association of Retired Police Officers is circulating this advice about a current credit-card scam.”