E.ON payment scam email

There’s another email scam going around at the moment, this time from E.ON. If you don’t buy electricity from E.ON account, you’ll quickly realise it’s a trap, but they may also use other electricity providers.

Clues that it’s a spam message include spelling mistakes and the email address it comes from, which is clearly not an E.ON one:

“E.ON CUSTOMER NOTICE” eonenergy.gjffysbs @ monogym.jp

 

The E.ON one reads:

Notice:

Our system indicates that an error in our billing procedures has led to an overcharge on your latest payment to us.

Our accounting department has concluded that you are eligible for a refund of £85 GBP view online.

E.ON Issuing Date: 16 NOV 2021
E.ON Refundable Ammount: £85 GBP
E.ON Payment Method: E.ON Electronically by card

For help with your E.ON account, tweet @eonhelp. 8am 8pm Mon – Friday & 8am – 6pm Sat. UK.

 

Mendip Society Newsletter and Grant Leaflet

Here is the latest newsletter from the Mendip Society and Information on applying for a small Grant.

Mendip Society Grant Leaflet

Mendip Society Newsletter September 2021

Wessex Water – fraudulent phone calls

An elderly Blagdon resident recently received a phone call from somebody claiming to be from Wessex Water.  The caller claimed that there was an outstanding bill of £23.85 related to a ‘standing” bank payment set up some years ago. Fortunately, the resident realised it was a scam call.

Wessex Water issued a warning about these calls earlier this year:

https://www.wessexwater.co.uk/corporate/news/latest-news/warning-over-fraudulent-water-bill-calls

 

November’s Parish Council Newsletter published

The November issue of the Parish Council Newsletter has been published. To read it, click here: Westbury Parish Council Newsletter – November

Martin West

October’s Parish Council Newsletter published

The October issue of the Parish Council Newsletter has been published. To read it, click here: Parish Council Newsletter – October 2021

Martin West

Dial 159 – a new way to report fraud and scams

A number of UK banks are supporting the pilot launch of a new phone number 159, which is a new way to report fraud and scams.

The banks participating are Barclays; Lloyds (including Halifax and Bank of Scotland); NatWest (including Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank); Santander; and Starling Bank.

Simply dial 159, and you’ll be connected to a system that can redirect you to your bank.

159 will never call you. If you receive a call from 159- do not answer. It’s a scam.

In 2020, financial fraud in the UK totalled £1.2 billion, and many cases of fraud and scams went unreported. 159 is a new and safe way for you to get in contact with your bank if you’re worried about a fraud or a scam, including reporting where you may have lost money to a financial fraud. Where possible, dial 159 from a different device.

Criminals often exploit consumers to persuade them into making payments. If you receive a call from someone who says they are from your bank or another trusted organisation:

Stop. Challenge. Protect. Dial 159.

159 is a collaboration between and telecommunications firms

This NatWest webpage gives more details

https://www.natwest.com/fraud-and-security.html#159 

This article from Which? gives more information:

Phishing email – NHS COVID digital passport

There are at least two versions of a phishing email going around at the moment which seemingly allow you to apply for a digital COVID passport.

Obvious clues are poor English and incorrect spelling:

“We will ask you a few personal information about yourself and show you how to get your copy. The passport will allow you to travel safetly and freely around the world without having to self-isolate.”

A less obvious clue is that the  “Get Digital Passport” button links to a URL which is definitely NOT an NHS one.

If you do click on the button, you’ll be asked for various personal details and a payment.

  • The NHS will never contact you to ask for payment details to obtain the NHS COVID pass. You can view your double vaccination status freely on the NHS app or apply for an NHS COVID pass free of charge online here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/

Update from the Westbury Inn August 2021

Westbury Inn:   The Pub is open every day except Sunday evenings.  Following the changes in Government guidelines it will not be compulsory to wear face masks on entering or moving around the pub.   Face masks are no longer required but, of course, those who wish to, may continue wearing a mask as suits them.  All customers may come to the bar and order drinks and food just as we did before all the restrictions came into place.  We can now have more than 6 at a table so friends can now enjoy meeting without concern for numbers at the Westbury Inn.  If you wish to dine in the Pub, it would be helpful to phone (01749 870402) to book in so that Andy and Ann-Marie know the expected numbers for their management organisation.   The Pub continues to offer Takeaways from Wednesday lunch time until the following Sunday Lunch time each week and delivery is possible.  The menu is posted – type Takeaway in the search box – on the Village Website and ask about any specials that are available when you give your order. (01749 870402)

I also circulate the latest takeaway menu and any other updates to the Westbury Inn Diners’ Night list.  There have been no updates recently.  If you want to be added to this email list, contact me at the email address below.  If you have ideas or thoughts, please contact Pete r Bright 870640  peterbright60@btinternet.com   Below is the latest which has remained unchanged so far.

2021.5.19 week beginning -Takeaway-Menu-PLB-version

Recycling update – SWP have apparently changed their mind, it’s today!

Time to put the recycling out again – this morning’s update from SWP says they’ll collect today, Thursday.     Fingers crossed….

Ros Wyke is double-checking this update with SWP, so there’ll be another update if there’s any change.

Return recycling Mendip: Back Thu05Aug for collections missed Thu29Jul in-around Lydford-on-Fosse, and collections missed Wed04Aug in-around Draycott, Rodney Stoke, Westbury Sub Mendip.