Tag Archives: Warning

Robbery in Hamsterley

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.

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Another Scam

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

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New Scam

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

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Road Closure

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.”

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Knock next door – be a good neighbour this winter

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.”

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Warning – a new check-out scam

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

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Warning – a new credit card scam

Caroline Peacock writes: “The Durham branch of the National Association of Retired Police Officers is circulating this advice about a current credit-card scam.”

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Watch out! Bogus tree surgeons

We understand that last week there was a TV news item about men posing as tree surgeons (not necessarily in this area) who have been conning people out of large sums of money for tree felling or pruning work, which … Continue reading

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