Farmers Grant Fraud Alert
The purpose of this alert is to provide knowledge and prevention advice to farmers in order to protect themselves from falling victim to ‘Payment Diversion Fraud’. CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) payments are expected to be paid to farmers in December 2017. Information on last year’s payments are easily obtained via the government website allowing fraudsters to know when and how much potential targets will receive.
Fraudsters who purport to be a trusted senior colleague or established customer may request that you change their direct debit, standing order or amend a bank transfer so that the payment can be diverted to a bank account which is in control of the fraudster. Fraudsters will often make the request under the pretence of a highly sensitive or urgent transaction.
Contact is made via phone, letter but most commonly via email (personal or work address) used by the organisation or employee (which has either been spoofed or hacked). The fraudster then provides bank account details into which the monies should be paid.
PROTECTION AND PREVENTION ADVICE:
• Ensure all staff, not just finance teams are aware of this fraud.
• Always verify email payment changes to financial agreements with the organisation directly using established contact details you have on file. If called ask the caller to give you a main switchboard number for you to be routed back to them. Alternatively, hang up and call them back using established contact details you have on file.
• Have a system in place which allows staff to properly verify contact from their CEO or senior members of staff; for example having two points of contact so that the staff can check that the instruction which they have received from their CEO is legitimate.
•Always review requests to change ‘one off’ payment requests. Check for inconsistencies or grammatical errors, such as a miss-spelt company name or a slightly different email address. Ensure computer systems are secure and that antivirus software is up to date.
We have two options which are currently open to a public vote:
If you would like to donate non perishable goods please bring them to choir or church or to my house by 10th December and I will take them to the food bank. Thank you.
Sunday 17th December at 6.30pm. A traditional Carol Service featuring Neen Sollars Community Choir, bible readings by members of the community, and followed by sherry & mince pies. Please join us for this beautiful candle lit event
Join us for the Mirabilia Tour,with Whalebone in concert at the Village Hall,live on stage at 7.30pm
Ticket price £10 from Graham Clayworth on 01299 271161
Regrettably, due to poor ticket sales, the village hall committee has decided to cancel the Food Fayre that was to have taken place this Saturday, 18th November.
Anyone who has already purchased tickets can obtain a full refund from Graham Clayworth.
The next event will be Whalebone in concert, on Saturday, 9th December.
Tickets for this are selling fast!
Remembrance starts at 10.50am in the churchyard.
Join Steve and the team for another fun quiz at the village hall.
Teams of 6. Doors open at 7pm.
Door price of £7.50 includes a ploughman's supper.
Licensed bar with a choice of Hobsons beers on draught.
For more details and to reserve a table,please contact Steve Painter on 01299 832981.
Gordon and Janet would like to thank all their friends and neighbours for their cards, calls, gifts and offers of help throughout Gordon's recent stay in hospital.He is now recovering well and we wanted everyone to know how grateful we are to you all for such wonderful help and support.Thank you all so much.
An evening of song, reciation followed by refreshments. All welcome. £10 per adult including rereshments.
Our services from October 2017 to end December 2017, including our Remembrance and Carol Services.
Our next monthly Breakfast will be held on Saturday 114th October 2017 from 9.00 am - 11.30 am
Our Festive and Christmas Day Menus are now available. Please call 01299 832391 for more information or to book.
Please note that,from 1st October 2017 until Thursday 29th March 2018, we will be closed WEEKDAY lunchtimes unless by prior appointment.
We continue to be open from 6.00 pm every weekday evening (Food Served 6.00 - 9.00) and from 12.00 Noon on Saturdays and Sundaays (Food served 12.00 - 3.00 and 6.00 - 9.00 on Saturdays and 12.00 - 3.00 on Sundays)
To view a list of forthcoming Village Hall events please click on the Victory Hall tab on the left of the main page, then select "Future events"
An elderly man has been seen "in and around" properties in the Neen Sollars area. An Arrow on card has also been found in the hedge by the property which is suspected of being a marker for identification at a later date. If you see an Arrow in the hedge remove and destroy. To our knowledge there are no activities requiring this type of directional advertising.
Steve's Quiz night will be held at the Village Hall 10/11/2017, Doors open at 19.00 Hrs to start prompt at 19.45 Hrs. Tickets are £7.50 which include a Ham and Cheese Ploughman's.
Please click on the link for services.....