Door-to-door Virus Check Scams

Village Volunteers have received information that door to door fraudsters have been operating in West Sussex offering Covid-19 Virus checks that are fake. It is almost inevitable that even if these particular fraudsters don’t target future victims in East Sussex and our local area someone else is liable to.
These are always going to be fake offers and anyone receiving callers at their doors offering virus checks should immediately contact the police.
There are a multitude of other scams regarding the virus that have been reported please watch out for details of them on national and local news stations
Please do not become a fraud statistic by falling for fake calls, emails or any other type of contact regarding the corona virus.

Suspicious Activity – Selling ‘Surplus’ Garden Furniture

A man in a large white Peugeot Boxer van. Registration GF18NGX. Has been knocking on doors in the Wilderness Lane area of the village.  He says he is selling ‘surplus garden furniture’  When resident told him he was not interested he asked if I knew anyone around here he could call on.   It is thought he then went along Riverside. Might be legitimate but be aware just in case.
It sounds like very similar activity in the same area about a year ago.  Please report any more incidents to the village Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator at admin@hadlowdown.com or ‘phone 01825 830661
or post them on the Hadlow Down Neighbourhood Watch Facebook page

Met Office Severe Weather Warning – Amber Warning Wind For 9Th February 2020

Incident Information from WSCC Resilience and Emergencies Team
The Met Office has issued an Amber Warning – Wind for Sunday 9th February 2020. Storm Ciara will bring very strong winds and potentially some disruption to travel throughout Sunday.  View the full warning at the Met Office Severe Weather Warning site. Continue reading “Met Office Severe Weather Warning – Amber Warning Wind For 9Th February 2020”

Electricity Outages – Extra Support

Additional Support Is Available In A Power Cut If You Act Now
With Storm Ciara on the way, now is the time to act.
UK Power Networks own and run the electricity cables in most of Sussex, London and the South East, and fix power cuts. Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks does the same in some areas towards the West of the County. They deliver the electricity which you buy through your choice of supplier. They provide a free priority service for anyone who might face extra difficulty in the event of a power cut, including households with an elderly person, young children, someone less mobile or someone with a health condition.
By registering with your distributor you will be given a priority 24-hour phone number for communication, receive extra information and regular updates during any power cut. In the event of a longer power cut you could receive hot food, hot drinks and hot water, mobile phone charging and more. Those who rely on power to run medical equipment, such as dialysis or breathing apparatus, would also receive additional help.

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Fake Netflix Emails
Increase in emails stating the recipients must update their Netflix account information to resolve a payment issue.
The links in the emails lead to a ‘genuine’ looking website that is designed to steal your Netflix login credentials as well as personal and financial information.
Don’t click the links, or check your Netflix account and make contact with them directly via the contact us on Netflix official pages if you have any concerns.

Courier Fraud

Sussex Police Warns Of Danger Of Courier Fraud
Sussex Police warns of the dangers of courier fraud as it supports Operation Radium, a nationwide campaign to target fraudulent criminality and build up information on organised crime groups behind the scams.
In 2019 Sussex police received 550 reports of courier/impersonator fraud targeting vulnerable victims.
Out of those reports, 67% of victims lived alone and 78% were aged 75 and over. The recorded total loss to these victims is £1,057,136 with an average of £8000 being lost in each case where there was a loss. Continue reading “Courier Fraud”

Flood Warnings

The government issued Flood Warnings for the following areas overnight.
Buxted
Freshfield Bridge to Sharpsbridge
Fletching
Isfield
and Flood Alerts for the River Ouse and the River Uck.
May be a good Idea to check the situation if considering travelling around these areas.

Register for Extra Help in the event of Power Cuts

UK Power Networks own and run the electricity cables in most of our region and fix power cuts. They deliver the electricity which you buy through your choice of supplier. They provide a free priority service for anyone who might face extra difficulty in the event of a power cut, including households with an elderly person, young children, someone less mobile or someone with a health condition.
By registering with UK Power Networks’ Priority Services Register you will be given a priority 24-hour phone number for communication, receive extra information and regular updates during any power cut. In the event of a longer power cut you could receive hot food, hot drinks and hot water, mobile phone charging and more. Those who rely on power to run medical equipment, such as dialysis or breathing apparatus, would also receive additional help.     Continue reading “Register for Extra Help in the event of Power Cuts”