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9th September 2020 - The growth of fake modelling scams

The growth of fake modelling scams. Young, aspiring models are being lured into parting with cash by companies which falsely promise to launch their modelling career and the chance to work with top brands. Only for the ‘modelling agency’ to then pocket the money.

26 August 2020 - Romance Scams - Clues to Look For

Romance Scams. The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) works with Citizens Advice in communities across Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough to raise the awareness of scams. The PPP’s Trading Standards service has the following romance scams clues to look out for

24 August 2020 - Summary of Wedding Reception Restrictions Relating to COVID

Summary of Wedding Reception Restrictions Relating to COVID. We realise how important weddings are to a couple, their families and friends. Let alone to a whole industry of suppliers whose income is reliant on such events taking place. It is natural to want as many people as possible to share in the celebrations. As some COVID restrictions are gently eased and wedding receptions are once again allowed, it might be tempting to invite too many guests to such a celebration. However, by their very nature, in bringing families and friends together, they are particularly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19.

20 August 2020 - Unlicensed Puppy Breeders

Unlicensed Puppy Breeders. We'd like to remind residents who are considering purchasing puppies to do their research and make clear and informed decisions about any new addition to your family.

20 August 2020 - Loft Insulation Scam

Loft Insulation Scam. We have being made aware some residents in Bracknell, Sandhurst and Crowthorne, particularly those that are retired, are being targeted for spray loft works at the cost of several thousand pounds, typically £4,000.

18 August 2020- Bracknell Forest Business Survey

Bracknell Forest Business Survey. Businesses across Bracknell Forest are being asked to take part in an impact survey in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 August 2020 - Alcohol Awareness - Tips on Reducing Your Alcohol Intake

Alcohol Awareness - Tips on Reducing Your Alcohol Intake. Top tips to cut down on your alcohol intake

14 August 2020 - Looking to Car Share? COVID Guidance

Looking to Car Share? As people look at returning to work and school, and attractions and destinations reopen, it is expected a number of families and households will use car sharing to make their journey. <br />The Department for Transport are encouraging people to plan their journey; if it requires them to share a car with another household, they are asked that they follow government guidance to help them keep safe.

10 August 2020 - Fraud Alert in Bradfield Southend and Pangbourne

Fraud Alert in Bradfield Southend and Pangbourne this month. Both cases reported this month were courier fraud. Courier fraud is where a person receives a call from someone pretending to be from their bank and tells them there is a problem with their bank cards or bank account and they need to handover their cards or some cash to 'their trusted associate' who will be along to your home, or arrange to meet you somewhere to collect cards/cash etc. In both of the cases reported this month the criminals made a telephone call first and then came to the victims houses to collect the bank cards, they also asked for their card pin numbers.

24 July 2020 - Free Cybercrime Protection Advice from Action Fraud

Free Cybercrime Protection from Action Fraud. Find out how to set up free services that stop you from visiting malicious websites and protect you from email fraud for home users and businesses using the guide below from Action Fraud.
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