|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.”
What are you doing to help? There are many ways you can get involved or help in your community, so what’s stopping you?
Take a look and see if there’s something that interests or inspires you, or maybe you’d like to sponsor someone else or make a donation? There’s LOADS of ways you could help, just pick one!
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!
Our beloved pooches can’t managed to clean up after themselves so please remember to clean up after them.
However, if you’ve noticed someone’s been irresponsible, did you know you can contact the council online or by telephone and report it to them? The offence could land them in a big pile of trouble all their own to the tune of £80! So let’s not do that folks,pick up after your pooch and keep the place nice for everyone and safe for the wee kiddlies.
Check our PKC’s page for more info.
HEAT (Home Energy Advice Team) are currently looking to fill two posts, which will start on 1st April 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a fixed term until 31st March 2020. Could this be something for you?
The two roles they are currently looking to fill are:
For all the background information on the HEAT Jobs advert just click the link.
Who do you know who makes a DIFFERENCE to your life? Who helps makes the town better? Who helps your kids make more of their lives? Who helps make your sports club the best? Who helps make your life easier?
Why not nominate them for the Citizen of the Year or Young Person of the Year (if they are younger than 21)?
Nomination forms are available at the Library, One Voice Office, in newsagents etc and here until 31 March.
Show them you appreciate their hard work and NOMINATE THEM NOW!!
Looking to get more involved in the community? Well you’re in luck! There are LOADS of local groups just waiting for your call.
Here’s a link to a list of who’s doing what. Why not drop them a line and see how you can help do your bit for the town? They’re all pretty busy so any time you can give would would be much appreciated. Thanks!