Kirby Bellars Parish Council

Serving the people of Kirby Bellars

Clerk: Victoria Webster
22 Rockingham Road
Mountsorrel, Leics LE12 7UJ

Tel: 0116 4311943

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Latest News

Warning of Missed Delivery Scam and Whatsapp Scams Happening

This year has seen a marked increase in online shopping and that gives fraudsters more opportunities to scam you.

Firstly, we wanted to draw your attention to 'missed delivery' scam emails (could also be text messages) purporting to be from delivery companies that claim you have missed deliveries and need to pay a small fee to reschedule delivery.

So far, we have seen numerous versions, predominantly DPD and Royal Mail, but bear in mind it could claim to be any other well known delivery service. More »

!! Generally, missed deliveries will result in an actual card through your letterbox and not asking you to make payments online !!


Our advice is that you use official apps to manage and track deliveries if you have a smartphone.

Please don't click on links in unsolicited emails!

More great advice here from DPD
https://www.dpd.co.uk/content/about_dpd/phishing.jsp
If you prefer not to click on a weblink, simply do an internet search for "DPD phishing" to reach this information.

Remember, if you do receive suspicious emails like this, they should be forwarded to report@phishing.gov.uk and suspicious text messages to 7726 (spells SPAM on your mobile keypad)

WHATSAPP Scam
The second scam we need to warn of is a convincing scam that could let cybercriminals access your messages and your contacts resulting in you losing access to your account.

!! If you receive a WhatsApp message with a verification code that you did not request, delete the message and DO NOT FORWARD OR DISCLOSE to ANYONE !!

The scam works by you receiving a message allegedly from someone you know or trust, most likely messaging from a different number to their usual one, advising they are trying to reset their account and have inadvertently entered your number by mistake, and can you forward the code to the number.

Once they have your code they are able to access your account to launch attacks on other people, as well as having access all your WhatsApp messages. Messages sent will appear to your contacts to come from you!

! KEY POINTS !
NEVER DISCLOSE OR SHARE A VERIFICATION CODE SENT TO YOU BY WHATSAPP (or indeed any platform, no matter how convincing the request)

IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, CHANGE THE SETTINGS ON YOUR WHATSAPP ACCOUNT TO TURN ON TWO STEP VERFICATION (Open the app, click on the three dots, settings, account, two step verification – it will require you to create a six digit PIN)

For more information visit
https://faq.whatsapp.com/general/verification/about-two-step-verification
If you do not wish to click on the link, search on a browser for "WhatsApp two step verification"

** If you use Facebook, why not give Leics Police Cyber Aware a follow for up to date advice and scam warnings **

PLEASE DO SHARE TO MAKE OTHERS AWARE

Message Sent By
Sam Hancock (Police, Cyber Protect Officer, Leicestershire)

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Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:08 by Victoria Webster

Temporary Closer of Bottlesford RHWS

The Bottesford RHWS, Normanton Lane will be closing temporarily from Monday 11 January for approximately 12 weeks in order for necessary improvement works to be done on the drainage system and other maintenance improvements around the site.

During this period, Melton Recycling and Household Waste Site, Lake Terrace, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0BZ (Thursday-Tuesday, 9am-5pm) is the nearest alternative – During this time opening hours will be extended to six days a week to allow for the possible increase in visitors. More »

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We would like to remind residents that they will need to book an appointment before visiting an alternative RHWS. This can be done by visiting our website where they will also find up to date information on the closure www.leicestershire.gov.uk/waste

Information can also be found on the Information for Parishes Webpage » Less

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:55 by Victoria Webster

Shared Lives Carers Wanted

LCC are looking to recruit Shared Lives Carers. Further information can be found in the attached.

Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 18:08 by Victoria Webster