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Alert message sent 29/03/2022 11:41:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

I am attaching a document with information on current scams.   If you have any problem opening the links, please copy and paste them into your browser to access the articles.  There are so many circulating, so please do not click like or on any links and give any contact or banking details.   Beware of fake vouchers from supermarkets or competitions on social media and do not share them to your family or friends.   I would be grateful if you could forward this Alert to your neighbours, friends and family to avoid them becoming a victim. 

Tomorrow Wednesday 30 March I shall be having a Neighbourhood Watch table at Newbury Library (upstairs) from 11.00 am – 2.00 pm with leaflets and stickers.   It is a good opportunity for residents wishing to find out about setting up a scheme and Coordinators to come along and meet myself and colleagues.

I can be contacted via my e-mail: or by phoning 01635 40866/

Just a reminder that our Trading Standards team warn that following the recent bad weather rogue traders are still targeting the area to prey on desperate residents keen to fix their leaking roof or broken fences.

Rogue traders may cold call with such tactics as saying they’re already ‘working in the area’. The PPP trading standards team are reminding residents to be wary when approached in this way. Often genuine traders are booked up many weeks or months in advance so be wary of those cold calling looking for business who can start straight away. Always get recommendations of traders from your friends and family, or via trader approval schemes, and never feel pressured into agreeing for the work to be done there and then. You could end up paying far too much for the work or paying for work that doesn’t need doing at all.

If you are concerned you may have been contacted by a rogue trader then please contact our trading standards team on 01635 519930 or email

Best wishes

Angela Money BEM
Neighbourhood Watch – West Berkshire

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