Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

The Neighbourhood Watch group in Radyr and Morganstown are alerted to criminal activity, threats and hoaxes within the community. Most of the communication is initiated by the South Wales Police force using computer emailing services.

Local contact can be made on the following email address : d.cargill@ntlworld.com

Current alerts from the police involve : Cold canvassers, bogus callers,hoax telephone messages, criminal activity in the area including theft, assaults, criminal damage and public order offences.

We ask recipients of these messages to warn their neighbours of these alerts so that the whole community is aware of any risks.

We are now registered with the National Neighbourhood Home Watch Scheme- www.ourwatch.org.uk

There is a local website for CARDIFF on www.cardiffnhw.org.uk or www.twitter.com/cardiffNWH or on Facebook.

Neighbourhood Watch matters are discussed at the regular PACT meetings, which include our local Police Officers and County Councillor. Details can be found on the PACT page

Recent Neighbourhood Watch Alerts

28 November 2020

Scam telephone calls can start 01482 a Hull number. This is being used by scammers for BT, Virgin, Amazon and machine insurance cover etc.

7 November 2020

Another round of Tax scams is occuring threatening to “arrest” you if you do not reply to their call !

6 November 2020

Action Fraud is warning people selling items online to be on the lookout for criminals sending fake PayPal emails.

15 October 2020

Tax Scam phone message from 2039368947 advising you of non payment of tax charges.  By not ringing back on this line you will be “arrested”.

10 October 2020

Rates Revaluation Scam  If anyone gets a call of a company Greystones Recovery about wrong rebanding of council tax and you are eligible for a refund. This a new known scam they are saying they are regulated by trading standards but they are not. Mainly targeting elderly people on residential areas . They ask you to call a telephone number and it will cost you a fortune!

8 October 2020

Postal Scam: We’ve been told about a double scam that’s doing the rounds. It’s telling people to be aware of cards put through your letterbox suggesting that a parcel couldn’t be delivered, and asking you to call a premium rate number. It then gives a 020 (London) number to ring, to report receiving this card to Royal Mail Fraud. However, this information is also false and you are advised not to call the number.
If you wish to contact Royal Mail Fraud Tel: 0800 113 466 or email scam.mail@royalmail.com

18 August 2020

Car Theft Following the car theft in Dan y Bryn Avenue residents are reminded that criminals are now able to use electronic devises to pick up the car remote signal and relay it the car.  A number of cars are automatically started without the use of a key. Car thefts of top of the range cars has been on the increase.

If you park on a drive or in the road you should consider buying a steering lock – from £20 from Halfords

30 July 2020

TV licence scam

TV Licensing Official

Oops! Something went wrong with your payment.    We’re sorry to let you know that the TVLicence could not be automatically renewed.

Renew your licence before it expires on 31 July 2020 to remain legally licensed.

If you don’t keep up with your payments, we may be forced to cancel your licence or pass your details to a debt collection agency.

How to pay?

Making a payment is easy – just follow the link

17 July 2020

Online shopping fraud during lockdown
Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, received over 16,000 reports relating to online shopping and auction fraud during the lockdown, with losses totalling over £16m. Members of the public have reported buying mobile phones (19%), vehicles (22%), electronics (10%) such as games consoles, AirPods and MacBooks , and footwear (4%) on sites such as eBay (18%), Facebook (18%), Gumtree (10%) and Depop (6%), only to have the items never arrive.

Top tips for shopping online securely:
Choosing where to shop:
If you’re making a purchase from a company or seller you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first. For example, by checking to see if others have used the site and what their experience was.

Email accounts:
Use a strong, separate password for your email account. Criminals can use
your email to access other online accounts, such as those you use for online shopping.

Scam messages:
Some of the emails or texts you receive about amazing offers may contain links to fake websites. Not all links are bad, but if you’re unsure don’t use the link, go separately to the website. And remember, if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Payment method:
If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one as other payment providers may not provide the same protection. July 2020

29 May 2020

A automatic call from 01159338000 is a scam call.  Do not press 1 or 2 just delete it

13 May 2020

Another TV scam sent today =

Your license expires on 13/05/2020.

We are sorry to let you know that the TV License could not be automatically renewed. Something’s gone wrong with your payments.

As we couldn’t take the latest payment from your bank account, this amount will also need to be paid when you set up your new Direct Debit.

The email address used is: review229473.456152138@belicenesend1year.co.uk

01 May 2020

If you receive a phishing email you can send it on to : report@phishing.gov.uk. This will go to the National Cyber Security Centre so that they can remove the site sending the email.

23 April 2020

Latest TV Licence Scam received today.

We’re sorry to let you know that the TV License could not be automatically renewed
Your bank has declined the latest Direct Debit payment.

As we couldn’t take the latest payment from your bank account, this amount will also need to be paid when you set up your new Direct Debit.
“Click here and set up your new direct debit”
Remember, if you don’t keep up with your payments, we may be forced to cancel your license or pass your details to a debt collection agency.

29 March 2020

We have had a report of an elderly female resident in Radyr being the victim of a rogue trader incident today (Sat 28th).

Two males in a white Transit van with livery on the side of ‘Tree Cutting’ or similar wording with green colouring surrounding the wording, has been to the address and removed a small amount of tiles from the roof. They have then attempted to charge a large amount of money to ‘repair’ the tiles. Luckily the female refused to part with any money and contacted her son, who quickly contacted the Police. These males are known to frequent the area and have carried out work for other residents. We ask that at this time, whereby we have a large amount of elderly people in self-isolation, neighbours are vigilant to ‘workman’ back and fore to these addresses. If you are concerned or suspicious of ‘workmen’ who are at addresses of people you believe to be vulnerable, please either check on them or if you are not happy to do so, please ring 101.

Any vehicle registrations/descriptions etc  obtained, please give to the Police.

26 March 2020

A number of #COVID19 related phishing emails have been reported to Action Fraud. These emails attempt to trick you into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing your personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details.

17 March 2020 

In Aberdeen people have been cold called upon and told to self-isolate. They have then be asked if they need anything? Taking their bank cards and using this to withdraw money from bank accounts.

As a result we are keen to awareness raise around letting strangers in. Contacting legitimate organisations who can help. Age Cymru, Care & Repair, WRVS, etc.

6 January 2020

A resident had a call today, supposedly from Amazon Prime, stating that his subscription would be automatically renewed unless he pressed 1 on his phone.  Having pressed 1 a foreign female voice asked him to type an address into google, which was not an Amazon page. He realised that she was about taken over control of his computer! Be aware of this scam.

R&M Neighbourhood Watch