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Gnosall Parish Council

(Including the wards of Moreton and Knightley)

Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Parish of Gnosall and those who visit it.


Canal Boat Supper Trip

DOOR TO DOOR SELLER

WE HAVE RECIEVED SEVERAL REPORTS OF A MALE DOOR TO DOOR SELLING IN GNOSALL & HAUGHTON. THE MALE WAS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE, DARK HAIR, MID 40'S. WEARING DARK COLOURED CLOTHES JACKET & TROUSERS AND CARRYING A LARGE HOLDALL. HE STATED THAT HE IS EX-ARMY AND SOMETHING ABOUT EPILEPSY. HE HAS ALSO ASKED FOR CHEQUES TO  BE MADE PAYABLE TO "JEZ" (NOT HIS NAME). PLEASE CALL US ON 101 (OR 999 FOR EMERGENCIES) IF YOU ARE SUSPICIOUS ABOUT ANYONE "COLD CALLING", & ALWAYS ASK TO SEE THEIR ID  

Fraud Alert: FIFA 2018 World Cup Ticket Alert

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14th June - 15th July 2018. The worldwide demand for match tickets is expected to be significant. Action Fraud have been alerted to several websites which are offering World Cup Tickets for sale, some at highly inflated prices.

A FIFA spokesperson said:  "FIFA regards the illicit sale and distribution of tickets as a very serious issue and it has been reminding all football fans that FIFA.com/tickets is the only official and legitimate website on which to buy 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets."

"FIFA has received various complaints and enquiries by customers of non-authorised ticket sales platforms, and has consistently confirmed that these companies cannot guarantee access to the stadiums as the respective tickets may be cancelled. Insofar customers are at risk of investing a high amount of money (also for travelling and accommodation) without having the certainty to actually be able to attend the matches."

FIFA have also warned that "any tickets obtained from any other source, such as ticket brokers, internet auctions or unofficial ticket exchange platforms, will be automatically rendered void and invalid".

We would always advice the following:-

Don't take the risk. Tickets for the World Cup 2018 can only be purchased directly from FIFA. For more information, please visit www.FIFA.com/tickets.A FAN ID is required for fans to be able to enter the 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums. Exercise caution if using a third party to obtain your FAN ID for you. You may be charged inflated costs for the service and your personal details may be compromised. For more information, please visit www.fan-id.ru .Visit the Take Five website for the latest guidance on how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.For useful advice and information on the World Cup please visit the Government Guidance Pages; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/be-on-the-ball-world-cup-2018.

Please report any fraudulent activity to Action Fraud or call us on 101.

Be wary of buying stolen goods online!

We're warning people to be wary about what they're purchasing online from social media sites like Facebook.Back in February, we received intelligence that a woman in Silverdale, Newcastle-under-Lyme, was selling large quantities of beauty products and candles via Facebook.When officers visited the address they recovered hundreds of pounds worth of goods that had been stolen from Boots and Wilkinson's including Yankee Candles, hairdryers, beauty and make-up sets and perfume.A 40-year-old woman was voluntarily interviewed at Newcastle police station where she admitted to stealing the products.  She will now be charged and appear in court.If the deal you're being offered is too good to be true, the chances are that it probably is!If you're suspicious or concerned about anything you're being sold online, report it to us by calling 101.

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: nw@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

RURAL BURGLARIES

We have recieved reports of rural business burglaries in Haughton & Aqualate areas last night.

The Haughton incident, thieves took a trailer, tools & a steam cleaner. They then made an untidy search of an office and took some cash.

In the other incident, thieves stole 1000 ltrs of deisel. It isn't known at this stage if the 2 are linked, but enquiries are in hand.

If you have any information regarding either of these, please call us on 101 quote serial 101/16/04 for the Haughton & 327/16/04 for the Aqualate incident

Rogue Trader Week - 9-13th April - 'No Cold Callers' flyer

This week is Rogue Trader Week and our officers will be out and about providing advice and information to residents about rogue traders and how to prevent falling victim.

Please find attached a flyer which can be printed off and placed in windows or doors to deter cold callers from knocking at your door.

Please print off and share with elderly and vulnerable residents, friends and family.

For more information about rogue traders or bogus officials visit https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/2321/Bogus-OfficialsRogue-Traders

Please call us on 101 to report suspicious callers or 999 if you require urgent assistance.

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No Cold Callers Flyer (470 KB)

This week is Rogue Trader Week and our officers will be out and about providing advice and information to residents about rogue traders and how to prevent falling victim.

Please find attached a flyer which can be printed off and placed in windows or doors to deter cold callers from knocking at your door.

Please print off and share with elderly and vulnerable residents, friends and family.

For more information about rogue traders or bogus officials visit www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/2321/Bogus-OfficialsRogue-Traders

Please call us on 101 to report suspicious callers or 999 if you require urgent assistance.

Rogue Trader Week - 9-13th April

In Staffordshire, along with the rest of the UK, rogue traders continue to cause problems for residents - particularly those who are elderly and vulnerable.

We will be holding an online surgery on Thursday 12 April at 7pm when you can chat 'live' with police officers and trading standards officers about any issues or concerns you have regarding rogue traders and doorstep crime.

Rogue traders are often referred to as 'cowboys' and pose as property maintenance workers, gardeners and builders who cold call residents offering any number of services.  They offer sub-standard or non-existent goods and services at grossly inflated prices and often target the vulnerable or elderly in the community.  They can also intimidate residents in order to extort money.

For more information or to join the chat visit https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/2321/Bogus-Officials

Staffordshire Residents who have concerns about Rogue Traders operating in their area can contact Trading Standards Confidential on 01785 330356. 

City of Stoke-on-Trent residents can call Trading Standards Consumer Advice on 01782 232065 option 5.

For advice on your consumer rights please contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 040506.

Please call us on 101 if you require assistance with a suspicious caller or 999 in an emergency.

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