Category: Other UK News

Action Fraud Receives Reports of Thousands of Phishing Scams

New data released by Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau which are both run by the City of London Police, shows that increasingly fraudsters are using phishing as a means to defraud people across the UK. Last year (January 2015 – December 2015), the fraud and cyber crime reporting centre received on average 8,000 reports per month, with 96,699 people reporting that they had received a phishing scam.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information, for example usernames, passwords and credit card details or steal money by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication such as email, pop-up message, phone call or text message.

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Concerned About Aircraft Noise Over Lightwater And Nearby Villages?

Rosalie James, a Lightwater-resident, is for reducing aircraft noise over Lightwater, which also affects the adjacent villages of Bagshot, West End, and Windlesham. She wrote:

“Since the end of the recent Heathrow trials, I have made numerous complaints via the Heathrow website regarding noise from aircraft. It is my belief that noise has not reduced to pre-trials levels, particularly late night and early mornings, something which Heathrow disputes.

Following correspondence directly with Heathrow and Michael Gove, John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow has offered a meeting to discuss the situation with Cheryl Monk, Head of Community Relations and Policy.

Cheryl Monk has extended the invitation to any other residents wishing to attend, hence the reason for this post.

As 12 people from Lightwater and Windlesham have so far confirmed they would like to attend.  I shall be requesting that the meeting take place locally rather than at Heathrow.  It is likely to be towards the end of September, time and date to be confirmed and probably require a short meeting before then to organise objectives to maximise the opportunity of the meeting.

If you, or any other residents you know who feel impacted by noise wish to attend, please email at info@ripe-media.co.uk to register your interest.”

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