25th – 26th July 2020

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Pie 'n' Mash Night

January 31st 2020 | Watchet Phoenix Centre

A tasty and hearty start to our new year Carnival fundraising.  Don't miss booking your place as limited places available.

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3 days ago

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Warning to be on your guard against a telephone scam, which involves a fraudster claiming to be an official from Amazon.We are warning people to be on their guard against a telephone scam, which involves a fraudster claiming to be an official from Amazon.

The bogus official called the victims on their landline and said they were from Amazon and querying either an issue with a payment or a problem with the victim’s Prime membership.

We are aware of three incidents in the Avon and Somerset force area – two of the victims have lost a combined total of almost £15,000.

During the call a pre-recorded message invites the victim to press 1 on their phone to link to an operator. A long conversation follows in which the victim is asked to re-connect to the caller via a computer or mobile device and then allow Amazon to link to their account.

While they continue to talk to the victim, they ask them to log on to their online banking via the remote device to check whether a refund has been made to their bank.

The caller talks to the victim, distracting them from looking at their device, while money is quickly transferred from their bank, or even an application for a loan made while the banking session is open.

Amazon will never call and ask for personal information, including bank PiN numbers and passwords.

Any attempts for permission to remotely access your computer or phone should be a red flag warning.

If you are suspicious or uncomfortable about the call, finish it immediately and call the company who claimed to call you, using their official number and try to use a different phone to ensure the telephone line has not been held by the scammer.

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5 days ago

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🍄🧐Another community meeting for the mushroom project is coming up! Monday 27th January, 6.30pm in the Knights Templar School Hall. Please do come and help spread the word. All welcome! Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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🙂🤩Ticket update:- Just over half of all camping tickets are now sold! closely followed by non camping weekend ticket,

Single Day tickets will be on sale from 1st Feb, following the next line up announcement!
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2 weeks ago

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Beware, there are telephone fraudster scamming Somerset - "don't discuss your finances with anyone who calls you out of the blue, even if they claim to be a police officer or a representative from a bank fraud department"We are reminding people to be on their guard against telephone fraudsters following incidents in Somerset.

One person was scammed out of £5000 by the heartless fraudsters but two people thwarted the scammers by cutting the callers off.

The latest incidents appear to have been targeting people living in the Chard area – particularly the elderly and vulnerable.

We want people to be vigilant and on their guard against telephone fraudsters.

In the latest incident the scammers posed as officers from the Metropolitan Police

Neither the police nor the banks will ask you for banking details or PIN numbers on the phone. Similarly, they would never send a so-called ‘courier’ to collect bank cards or money.

Our message is - don’t discuss your finances with anyone who calls you out of the blue, even if they claim to be a police officer or a representative from a bank fraud department.
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Genuine callers will be happy for you to make an appointment to visit them at a bank branch or police station. They will never ask you to withdraw cash on their behalf; arrange for cash to be collected by a courier; ask for details about your bank card; or ask for the PIN on your card.

If you believe you have been scammed by a telephone caller, please contact us, quoting reference 5219299839
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