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Increasingly fraud is becoming more complex and deceptive, much of which is targeted at vulnerable and elderly people. Technology is enabling fraudsters to carry out attacks quicker and employ more complex behaviours to remain undetected.
The three key messages for this campaign are: 1. One of the best ways to fight against the fraudsters is to take steps to prevent yourself from being caught out – prevention through awareness is a vital tool to combat fraudsters
2. Stay on top of the recent scams in Dorset by going to the Fraud Alerts page on the Dorset Police website
3. Advice to friends and relatives who visit the homes of the elderly and vulnerable to help them spot the warning signs that someone may be a victim of fraudKey social media messages - #FraudAlert
Fraud often affects the most vulnerable in the community, but anyone can be a target. Be #FraudAlert
Fraudsters do not just target individuals, they target businesses too. Be #FraudAlert and keep up to date with new scams affecting Dorset
Remember: You will never be asked for your personal banking details, such as passwords and PIN numbers. Be #FraudAlert
Never feel embarrassed about being a victim of fraud, it can happen to anyone but its important you report it! Be #FraudAlert
Dear Martinstown folk...
I would just like to introduce PC 1316 Jim Long who is now the new Rural Neighbourhood Police Officer.
He will be looking after Rural West and Rural East of Dorchester so does have a large area to cover but does hope to get out and about to meet you all at some time or another.
Although papers can be separated and recycled with the bi-weekly refuse collection this scheme means that the local parish can financially benefit from separate treatment of newspapers.
There are two collection points each located at the Parish Office and the car park of the Village Hall by means of a green bin or box.
Your used newspapers and magazines can be bundled into manageable piles and securely tied with sturdy string. Newspapers and magazines should be bundled separately but can be placed in the same boxes and are regularly collected.
Please use this method of recycling where possible as credit is received via the current scheme to the parish for use towards local matters.