Trading Standards have received reports that there is a scam email circulating stating that people are entitled to a refund of their TV Licence fee.
The aim of the emails is to steal bank details. The link in the email sends people to a website that looks like the TV Licensing own website with a form to complete.
Always be suspicious of unsolicited emails that are supposedly from a trusted organisation because the address can easily be faked. Never a click on any links before stopping to check that they are genuine.
Genuine emails from TV Licensing will never ask you to provide bank details or personal information.
7 ways to spot an email you’ve been sent is a scam:
The sender’s address doesn’t match the website address of the organisation it says it’s from. Roll your mouse pointer over the sender’s name to reveal its true address.
The email doesn’t use your proper name – using something like “Dear customer” instead.
There’s a sense of urgency, asking you to act immediately.
There’s a prominent website link which may seem like the proper address, but with one character different.
There’s a request for personal information.
There are spelling and grammatical errors.
The entire text of the email is within an image rather than the usual text format and the image contains an embedded hyperlink to a bogus site. Again roll your mouse pointer over the link to reveal its true destination.
For further details regarding TV Licences and how to obtain a refund please visit their official website at www.tvlicensing.co.uk
Monday 1st May
All welcome -
The next meeting of Woodborough Ladies will be at Anne Reed's house, Weds 3rd May 8.00pm our speaker will Canine Partners'.
The following meeting is on Weds June 7th 8.00pm, at Heather's house, our speaker will talk about 'Walking Alone From Land's End to John-O-Groats'.
Lost your husband or wife, feeling lonely, can't get out of the house, would like someone to pop in with a cake, a tea bag and a smile?
Anybody interested? Let me know.
Also, I am thinking we could meet once a month at The Four Bells or the Nags Pub for a meal and a natter.
Contact me (June Bailey) on 9655594
AT THE SIGN OF THE CRIPPLED HARLEQUIN
Burton Joyce Players
On a cold, wintery night in a guest house in the Peak district, a small group of people have gathered for a festive Christmas break. None of the guests appear to be what they seem and it looks like a Christmas to remember – for all the wrong reasons.
The guest house has had a long and troubled history with rumours of a haunting by the original coaching inn host, and then one of the guests goes missing.
The play is at Burton Joyce village hall from Thurs 4th May to Sat 6th. Performances commence at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 and are available from Delights on Main street and online at www.bjp.ticketsource.co.uk
I Sore Britain.gov
Will we ever get back our green and pleasant land
Today filled with rubbish which I do not understand.
The simple act of taking home our rubbish to the bin
Would help to make our countryside a cleaner place to live in.
Bottles, cans and food cartons, fly tipping which I deplore
The litter seems unending, it’s just thrown out the door.
With dog poo bags in hedgerows and hanging on our trees
I’m begging you, take them home, dispose of them properly PLEASE.
We cannot leave a rubbish tip for the future generation
But together we can show the world with our determination.
If we all make the effort working hand in hand
Then we can rediscover our green and pleasant land.