Fraudsters are exploiting the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus to facilitate various types of fraud and cyber crime.
Since February 2020, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified 21 reports of fraud where Coronavirus was mentioned, with victim losses totalling over £800k. Ten of these reports were made by victims that attempted to purchase protective face masks from fraudulent sellers. Reporting numbers are expected to rise as the virus continues to spread across the world.
Fraudsters are also sending out coronavirus-themed phishing emails in an attempt to trick people into opening malicious attachments or revealing sensitive personal and financial details.
Some of the other tactics we’ve identified from victim reports:
• Fraudsters purporting to be from research organisation’s affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) contact potential victims over email. They claim to be able to provide the recipient with a list of coronavirus infected people in their area. In order to access this information, the victim needs to click on a link, which leads to a malicious website, or is asked to make a payment in Bitcoin
This charity cycle race will be using the Wensley – Carperby road on Saturday 4 July. There should be no serious disruption to traffic.
This letter is to inform you that the North Yorkshire County Council will be undertaking highway maintenance at the above location, please see attached plan showing extent of the works.
The works are currently programmed to commence on Monday 16th March and last for one week.
Please note that these works are part of an extensive programme and as a consequence it is possible that some adjustment to this start date or the duration of the works may be necessary should unforeseen circumstances (such as significant weather events or emergencies on the highway network arise.
The road will be closed between the hours of 0900 – 1530. This may inevitably restrict vehicular access to properties directly affected but our contractors will try to assist you where possible during the working day through the use of on-site personnel tasked with managing access. Vehicular access and parking will not be permitted throughout the works and it would be appreciated that vehicles are removed from the highway before 0800 hours on the above dates. Please be advised there will be extended periods when access will just not be possible due to the nature of the works and physical constraints of the site. Pedestrian access will be permitted. We request your assistance in the following ways:
Please make arrangements to store your vehicle at an alternative location.
Please co-operate and comply with any instructions issued by the traffic management operatives and take extra care whilst within the works area.
Please familiarise yourself with the extensive official diversion route and allow extra time for your journey.
The National Parks Dark Skies Festival is now on, and runs between 14 February and 1 March 2020. More information at www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk