Consumer Alerts – April 2024

9th of April, 2024

Beware cold callers offering tree cutting services A householder in Bacup was cold called, the trader stating the trees in his garden were diseased and needed cutting down. The trader threatened to report the matter to the Council if the household...

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Crime Prevention - Keyless Vehicle Security

22nd of March, 2024

Do you own a keyless vehicle? If so your vehicle could be stolen using a relay attack, where thieves use a device to amplify the signal from the owner's key fob, even if it's inside their home, and trick the vehicle into thinking the fob is n...

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Wyre Launch 'Active Travel' Programme

21st of March, 2024

Following a grant fund of £30,000 from Lancashire County Council’s Travel Activation project, Wyre Council is pleased to be working with local partners Fleetwood Town FC Community Trust and GoVelo Ltd to deliver the new Active Travel Prog...

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Friends Against Scams - March 2024

20th of March, 2024

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST) initiative that aims to prevent and protect people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to “Take a stand against scams”. You can become a F...

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Fraudulent QR Code Parking Payments

13th of March, 2024

Recently, there have been reports around the country of scammers placing fake QR codes on parking meters. These QR codes lead unsuspecting drivers to unauthorised payment sites where they are prompted to input their personal and financial information...

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