East Ayrshire Council have issued the following warning:
A resident has received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the council advising their Council Tax banding is reducing from Band B to Band A and they are due money back. The caller advised if they gave their bank details they would receive £150 back just now followed by paperwork in the post in the next few days along with more money in the next 6 weeks.
We have advised that if the banding reduced we wouldn’t phone and ask for bank details. They have been advised to phone the police.
Please remind family, friends and service users to always be cautious and never give out personal details on the telephone when cold called like this.
Further information on personal safety can be found here: http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/identity-theft-fraud-and-scams
Please pass the word around among your friends and neighbours
Adult Protection Unit
East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Civic Centre (North)
John Dickie Street
T: 01563 576976
F: 01563 576966
Winners of Employee Excellence Award 2015
Protecting People Through Zero Tolerance of Harm
and Chief Financial Officer
Several of you have asked for statistics around Fixed Penalty Notices for dog fouling and littering.
You will find a link to the most up to date report for the Corporate Enforcement Unit here.
East Ayrshire Council is looking for the thoughts of residents on alcohol. The closing date for comments is 31st May.
The survey can be found here.
It can either be completed on behalf of the Community Council or individual Community Councillors or residents can complete it on their own behalf.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are currently consulting on a review of how they deliver their services to communities. The consultation period ends on 14th May 2018. However, your representatives on the Community Planning Partnership Board would also like to hear your views so that they can feed them into the Board’s response to the consultation.
If possible, they would like to hear your views by 19th April. If you would like to comment but will be unable to get your comments to me before the 19th could you contact me to let me know please?
If you would like the community reps to share your views with the Community Planning Partnership Board please email them before 19th April to Elaine.Millar@east-ayrshire.
Police in East Ayrshire are encouraging residents to review their home security following a recent rise in sneak in thefts in the area.
In a number of recent incidents entry has been gained through an unlocked door or open window – there are steps we can all take to reduce the chances of becoming the victim of this type of crime. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again, with many people in a rush, so much to do and so little time it is easy to be caught out by scammers. There are a few ‘Parcel Scams’ on the go.
Post Card Scam – you return home and there is a card through your letterbox. “SORRY you were out. To rearrange delivery please call us on – “ The number will be a premium line and cost you money you can ill afford. AND there is NO parcel.
The postcard could look similar to Royal Mails , UPS or some other delivery company. If you aren’t expecting a parcel then the card will probably be fake.
Email Scam – Similar to the above. You receive an email which will ask you to click a link to rearrange delivery OR print off a receipt which you have to present at the sorting office/ storage yard. The link could install malware on your computer/device.
Scammers are adapting their approach all the time.
If you are expecting deliveries and you receive a card, check with the company you ordered from.
Take care and have a safe Christmas.
Warning issued by Ian George, Resource Worker,
Adult Protection Unit, East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
East Ayrshire Council