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Feb
17
Sun
2019
9:00 am Hungerford Farmers Market @ Hungerford High Street
Hungerford Farmers Market @ Hungerford High Street
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hungerford Farmers Market @ Hungerford High Street | England | United Kingdom
 
9:00 am Newbury Farmers Market @ Newbury Market Place
Newbury Farmers Market @ Newbury Market Place
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Newbury Farmers Market @ Newbury Market Place | England | United Kingdom
Newbury Farmers Market A part of the Thames Valley Farmers Market Co-Operative, this market offers a wide variety of high-quality specialty produce from a range of small producers. We pride ourselves on the locality and[...]
10:00 am Inkpen Farmers Market @ Inkpen Village Hall
Inkpen Farmers Market @ Inkpen Village Hall
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Inkpen Farmers Market @ Inkpen Village Hall | Upper Green | England | United Kingdom
Inkpen Food & Craft Market comes to the Village Hall on the 3rd Sunday every month, from 10:00-12:30.  There is a variety of stalls, according to the season.  There’s always plenty of good local food to[...]
4:00 pm Evelyn – Special Screening @ Vue Cinema, Kennet Centre
Evelyn – Special Screening @ Vue Cinema, Kennet Centre
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Evelyn - Special Screening @ Vue Cinema, Kennet Centre | England | United Kingdom
Evelyn is a deeply personal documentary from the Academy Award winning team behind The White Helmets (2016) and Virunga (2014). The film follows the story of a family overcoming the unthinkable. On a walking odyssey[...]
5:00 pm Sunday Pizza Night at the Queens... @ Queens Arms
Sunday Pizza Night at the Queens... @ Queens Arms
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday Pizza Night at the Queens Arms in East Garston @ Queens Arms | England | United Kingdom
Most of the restaurants and pubs may be shut of a Sunday evening – but not the Queens Arms. Just as the last Sunday lunches are being cleared away, we’re firing up our pizza ovens[...]
Feb
18
Mon
2019
9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom
Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit. Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.   Dates Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays). Price £3.70 per child or £5.70[...]
10:00 am Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD sale  Monday 18 – Saturday 23 February at Burghfield Library, nothing more than £1. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35189
10:00 am Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for Halfterm @ Swindon MECA | England | United Kingdom
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019 10am – 4pm (Daily) UNLIMITED PLAY Bouncy Castles (up to 10yrs) Inflatable Obstacle Course (up to 10yrs) Toddler Soft Play (0-4yrs) 0-6 Months – Free Under 4’s –[...]
10:00 am Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Monday Rhymetime at Thatcham Library Rhymetime for under 3’s at Thatcham Library. Every Monday in term time, 10.00-10.20am. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286
10:00 am Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
For under 5s – come and join Music Mondays.  Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance[...]

The 12 Scams of Christmas

The Public Protection Partnership’s Trading Standards service wants you to know about these 12 scams to watch out for this Christmas:

Scam One: Subscription trap

This scam offers a free gift or trial offer. If you pay postage and packing to receive the ‘gift’ beware as you may, without realising it, set up a Continuous Payment Authority (CPA) allowing the company to take any amount out of your bank account at any time.

Scam Two: Bogus Charities

Fake charities prey on our feeling of good will at this time of the year and their marketing can be very convincing. Make sure that the marketing you have received is genuine by checking for spelling mistakes in the letter/email you receive and googling the charity name and number.

Scam Three: Pop-up Shops

Generally pop-up shops arrive on the web, and sometimes even in the high street taking over closed stores, at this time of year. High street pop-up shops often have counterfeit and faulty items for sale.

Scam Four: E-Season Greeting Card

Be very careful when sending these as they can contain malware that reads your address book and can even find your credit card details and bank details if these are stored on your computer.

Scam Five: Bogus gift cards

Gift cards are ideal for that hard-to-buy for person but be very aware of buying these online as gift cards are easy to fake and could cause embarrassment to your friends and family when they try and use them if they are fakes.

Scam Six: Seasonal travel scams

Beware of these too good to be true seasonal offers. Scammers are waiting for you to click the offer link and start infecting your computer to obtain your credit card details. Use trusted online travel agents.

Scam Seven: Shipping/parcel delivery scams

Presents have been ordered and you come home and there is a “we tried to deliver your parcel please call the number below to arrange collection/delivery.” Be very careful to check it is genuine as fake delivery cards are being delivered by scammers and the phone number you are asked to call is a very high premium rate telephone number. You could run up a phone bill of hundreds of pounds waiting for someone to answer.

Scam Eight: Smishing/Phishing

Scammers often use a false identity, for example pretending to be your bank, to try to fish for sensitive information from you like username or passwords (this is called phishing).  They might also do this via email or text messages (this is called smishing) for example pretending to be your bank requesting an immediate response before ‘your account gets locked down’. Some banks do genuinely send text messages to alert you of suspicious activity but you should never respond by text.

Scam Nine: Romance scams

Only use well established and trusted dating websites. Do not click on links from someone you do not know or trust. Do not communicate with anyone you find on these sites away from the site as you could be putting yourself into a vulnerable position.

Scam Ten: HMRC

Scammers phone unsuspecting members of the public claiming they have overpaid or underpaid their tax. Beware – never give out your bank details and hang up immediately.

Scam Eleven: Bank Scam

Scammers phone unsuspecting members of the public claiming to be calling from your bank to report ‘suspicious activity’ on your account. If you receive a call like this hang up immediately and phone your bank.

Scam Twelve: Metropolitan Police Scam

Scammers phone members of the public claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police to tell you of ‘suspicious activity on your bank account’. Hang up immediately, wait 15 minutes, or use another phone, and call 101 and then follow the instructions.

How to Get Help

If you have fallen for a scam, don’t worry you are not alone and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. We are very lucky to have Malcolm Philipps, a dedicated Fraud Victim Support Officer to support you.

Please contact:

Malcolm Phillips
Fraud Victim Support Officer

Public Protection Partnership
Trading Standards
Market Street  Newbury  RG14 5LD
(01635) 519930
Mob 07500 102989
Malcolm.Phillips@westberks.gov.uk

 

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