Please be aware that today I have received an email claiming to be from Gov.UK advising that a number of National Insurance Numbers have been disabled following reports of fraudulent activity. The email states that if you are the recipient of such an email then your NIN as they state has been disabled and you must reactivate on the Red (Start Now) button shown on the attached document.
If you receive one of these emails, please Do Not follow the instructions and Do Not click on the Red (Start Now) Button, simply delete it immediately.
30/04/2021 9788 Somerset: Flubot, Text Message Scam.
We have been made aware of a new text message scam called Flubot. This is a malicious piece of Spyware that is installed on your Android device once you receive a text message asking you to install a Tracking App due to a ‘missed package delivery’. The ‘Tracking App’ will actually steal your passwords and other sensitive data, whilst sending messages to your contacts to do the same.
The text message asks the user to click on a link (PLEASE DON’T), doing so will take you to a website where you will be prompted to download the App (DEFINATELY DON’T).
Please forward any scam messages to 7726 (SPAM on your keypad), which is a free reporting service.
Although this scam only appears on Android phones at the moment, Apple IOS users should remain alert as this could apply to these handsets at some point.
Please see the link below for information on the National Cyber Security Website.
As the restrictions around Covid-19 are being eased and many people are looking at “Staycations” rather than holidays aboard, caravans are becoming increasingly popular. Unfortunately criminals have also noticed this, so please take steps to increase the security of your Vans. For general tips on Caravan Security please click here.
Secured By Design is the official police security initiative which provides a recognised standard for all security products, and a recent addition to this listing is Caravan iD. This scheme provides an individual identification number for your caravan and motorhome that can be checked to see if it has been stolen. For more information, visit their website at https://caravanid.com/
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