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VE Day - Commemorative Event

VE Day - Commemorative Event

This Commemorative event will still be recognised, with you all invited to join in, only in a slightly different way than originally planned.

Full Details can be found within the poster.

Posted: Mon, 04 May 2020 16:08 by Elaine Foxon

Leicestershire Police - Warning Regarding Fake Bank Letters

The public should be on the lookout for a sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters.

The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from banks and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative.

The letter tells recipients that there have been some "unusual transactions" on their personal account or that there is an outstanding payment that needs to be paid immediately and asks them to call a number highlighted in bold to confirm they are genuine. More »

Automated messages are then harvesting details.
When victims call the number, an automated welcome message is played and the caller is asked to enter their card number, account number and sort code followed by their date of birth.

Victims are then instructed to enter the first and last digit of their security number.
Sophisticated phishing

The letters are essentially a sophisticated phishing attempt and serves as a warning to consumers to question written correspondence from their banks.

If you are ever suspicious about correspondence from your bank you should call the customer serviced number on the back of your card.

We are asking people to remain vigilant. Please would you pledge to #Tell2 elderly neighbours or relatives who may not have access our community alerts and pass on this advice. Help us to protect others.

To report a fraud and cyber crime and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.

In an emergency dial 999

Please do not report crime or Incidents via 'Neighbourhood Link' as the messages are not always monitored.


Rebecca Spilane
Fraud Vulnerability Officer
Leicestershire Police » Less

Posted: Fri, 01 May 2020 18:23 by Elaine Foxon

LAMP Mental Health Services and Support

In light of COVID-19 please see information below relating the LAMP mental health services.

Services during the Covid-19 Outbreak

Lamp, as a Mental Health charity, is committed to supporting those struggling during this difficult time. In addition to our advocacy service in the city of Leicester, helping people to access Community Mental Health services, we can also offer low level reassurance and support. More »

During self isolation we can share Daily Well-being tips and advice to promote good mental health. This includes signposting to Covid19 specific information, and local council's Help Hubs. We also support carers across the county and are currently running weekly Zoom carers groups through video link. We are happy to take new referrals from service users and their Carers.

Lamp is operating a telephone and video link service during the current public health crisis. Please call our Mental health Advocates on: 0116 255 6286. If our lines are busy do leave a message. We will call you back as soon as possible. » Less

Posted: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:00 by Elaine Foxon