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Please follow this link to an important message about Coronavirus scams and the NHS Test and Trace Service on the Neighbourhood Watch Page

19 January 2021 - Weather Warnings and Flood Alerts


There are Amber and Yellow weather alerts in place for our region this week. Some localised flooding is expected.

Our crews and other agencies are likely to be busy as Storm Cristoph arrives in our area. Keep an eye on social media for updates throughout the week, but please see below for some general advice:


  • Please consider whether a 999 call is really necessary and leave crews available for helping the most vulnerable
  • Is your call a genuine emergency? if not, might your local authority be able to help?
  • Dog walkers and joggers (and anyone on foot) - please stay away from drains and rivers following heavy rainfall
  • Officers will be monitoring the potential impact of the heavy rainfall across our wider region which may impact our Service area
  • Stay safe on the roads: is your journey essential?
  • Drive to the conditions and be patient especially during rush hour. Some routes may be busy or even closed in the event of localised flooding.
  • Remember that roads will be slippery during wet conditions
  • Don’t drive through standing water – as well as the water damaging your car, there may be hazards under the water you can’t see
  • If you see a sign to say that the road is closed due to flooding, remember the sign is there for a reason.
  • Don’t try to drive through or you might get stuck


If available for your neighbourhood, sign up for free flood warning messages from the Environment Agency’s Floodline: 0345 988 1188

If flooding has been forecast where you live, listen to local radio for updates or check: www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding

For more links and further details, please visit the Flooding page on our website.


(Fire and Rescue Service, Public Safety Communications Manager, Humberside)

7 January 2021 - COVID 19 Vaccine Scam Text


We have been informed about a new scam that is being circulated, but looks very believable. It starts with a text, seemingly from the NHS saying that you are now eligible to apply for the new vaccine and to click on the link to apply.

The link takes you to a website, which looks genuine and asks the user to complete a form asking for the following information.


  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Payment card details
  • Proof of address

As you can see from the above, this should automatically ring alarm bells, as we all know, the vaccine is FREE.  

Please follow this advice:


  • Do NOT click on links in unknown texts - always check it first
  • NEVER give out your personal details.
  • With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue as fraudsters look to take advantage of the rollout.
  • Cold calls regarding the vaccine are also beginning to take place.


If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 1232040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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8 January 2021 - Alert - Coronavirus Vaccination Scams


As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked very similar to the real NHS website.

Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said:
“Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam.”


How to protect yourself:

In the UK, coronavirus vaccinations will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a local GP surgery or pharmacy, to receive your vaccination. Remember, the vaccinations are free of charge and you will not be asked for a payment.

The NHS will never:

  • ask for your bank account or card details
  • ask for your PIN or banking passwords
  • arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
  • ask for documentation to prove your identity, such as a passport or utility bills


If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is free of charge.


If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.