Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Village Agent News

I received a message from a colleague of mine in Mendip warning of a new scam that is occurring in Somerset at the moment.  Unfortunately a lady contacted her who had fallen victim to this scam and lost her entire life savings.  The victims are contacted by (allegedly) the Metropolitan Police Fraud Team advising them that they have managed to stop a fraudulent transaction on their bank account, but in order to keep the persons money safe they ask the person to remove their money from their bank so it can be handed over to “The Met” to be held in a safe account to be returned at a later date.  This is done over a series of phone calls so the victim is groomed before handing the money over.  The elderly and vulnerable are being targeted.
Somerset Sight’s Mobile Resource Unit will be at the following locations this month.  They offer a brilliant range of services and equipment for those suffering with impaired vision.
Dulverton : Thursday 12th May 10:30 – 12:30 Kemps Way Car Park
Minehead : Thursday 26th May 10:30 – 3:30 Morrisons Car Park
Watchet : Wednesday 4th May 10:30 – 3:30 Coach Park
Finally, due to the May Bank Holiday, there will not be a meeting of The Exmoor Carers Group.  We will however resume in June!
Please contact me by telephone or e-mail, or a home visit can be arranged.  All advice is free and completely confidential.

Caroline Harding, Village Agent, Tel : 07908 160733, e-mail : caroline@somersetrcc.org.uk

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