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Vandalism – Davie Park – Rattray

Police Scotland is appealing for information regarding a vandalism at Davie Park, Rattray, Blairgowrie.

Damage was caused to an external door of the football changing rooms.

A small group of youths wearing dark clothing were seen running from the changing rooms about 6.15pm on Wednesday 6th March 2019 after a loud bang was heard.

It is requested that if anyone has any information that may assist officers please either reply direct to this post, phone Police Scotland on 101 or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote CR/6052/19.

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme Alert

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Alert

Action Fraud have received several reports where fraudsters are claiming to be landlords of properties offered for rent online. Prior to a viewing the suspect requests that the individuals pay a deposit and sometimes a month’s rent upfront, claiming that this money will be put into the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, and is therefore protected under government legislation.

After the individual pays the money, the suspect sends a bogus email purporting to be from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme confirming they have received their deposit. However, this is not the case as the money was sent directly to an account associated with the suspect and the victim is left out of pocket and without the home they had thought to be putting a deposit on.

What You Need To Do

  • Always make sure you, or a reliable contact, has viewed the property with an agent or landlord before agreeing to rent a property.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Only transfer funds when you’re satisfied a genuine property, safety certificates and valid contract are in place.
  • Only pay for goods or service by bank transfer if you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.
  • Once you’ve paid your deposit, you can check whether it’s protected by entering your tenancy deposit certificate code on TDS website (www.tenancydepositscheme.com).

 

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Appeal For Information After Attempted Break-In To Scotmid – Coupar Angus

Police Scotland is appealing for information after an attempted break-in at Scotmid, George Street, Coupar Angus in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 21 February).
 
Around 2.50am, a vehicle attempted to back into the front doors of the shop. The vehicle is described as being a dark coloured, older style, Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Three men were within and officers are keen to trace them.
 
Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting 302 of 21 February or speak to any police officers.

Alternatively if you have any information about the incident you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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Supported living

Whether you’re looking for a more manageable home or a new place to live, why not give them a call to find out more?

They offer self-contained properties with separate bedroom, livingroom, kitchen and bathroom/shower.

All have double glazing and electric central heating.

Meal service is also available if required and there is also communal areas, a laundry, private parking, secure personal entry system and 24 hour Telecare emergency response system.

Call 01382 309050/01250 875526
www.bield.co.uk


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Public Urged To Be Vigilant Following Scams In Perth

Police in Perth are advising businesses to be alert to fraud scams following two recent incidents.

In January, a businesses was defrauded of just over £1000 after receiving an invoice from an email address that was similar to a genuine business they had dealt with previously.

In February, another business was defrauded of over £31,000 after receiving a phone call from an individual who claimed they were calling from the Bank of Scotland Fraud Squad and they needed to secure the account immediately due to an allegedly fraudulent pending payment.

PC John Morrison, from the Preventions and Interventions Team said: “Fraudsters can be very convincing and we are urging people to be aware of these types of scams.

“If you receive an unexpected phone call from someone claiming to be from your bank then always take the time to assess whether this is a genuine call or not. Ideally, you should call your bank back from a different telephone.

“Additionally, when receiving an email asking for money, check that the email address is accurate. Often, scammers will closely copy a genuine email address to make it appear as though their email is from a legitimate organisation.

“Do not feel pressured into providing information or making payments when receiving unsolicited emails or phone calls. If you have doubts about who you are speaking to, hang up and either call on a different phone number or visit the local branch.

“Our enquiries into these incidents are ongoing and we are advising anyone who may have been a victim of such scams to contact us. You can also find more information about how to spot the signs of a scam on the Action Fraud website.”


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New Rec Centre Public Meeting

In light of the revised budget for the new recreation centre, PKC would like to discuss their plans for the new facility.

Here is a breakdown of the Recreation Centre proposal 2018 which will be discussed at a meeting in the Adult Resource Centre this coming Tuesday, 11th, at 7pm.

It will be hosted by Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council and will endeavour to ask some pertinent questions before opening things up to the floor.

Please come along and raise any concerns or ask any questions you have about the proposals/plans.

See you there!