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AVOID THE OVER 70’S DRIVING LICENCE SCAM

Over four million people in the UK aged 70 and over still driving. And, as changes to how we renew our driving licences come into force, those with older parents/relatives/friends who are still driving are being urged to help protect their relatives against scams, and also make sure that they are still fit to drive safely.

There is no charge to renewing a driving licence in the UK for drivers aged 70 and over. Unfortunately, in recent years third party websites offering to handle driving licence renewals for a fee have sprung up – some even appear as Google ads at the top of the web search results.

If you see an advert offering to renew a licence for someone over 70 for a fee, it is a scam.

We are urging those of you with older parents, relatives or neighbours who use a computer, ro make sure they understand that the official DVLA pages are ONLY found on the www.gov.uk website. We are trying to spread the word and alert them to the dangers of clicking on third party sites that offer to handle licence renewals for an unnecessary fee.

Another scam to be aware of is via email. In this case, drivers may be asked to verify their driving licence details by clicking on a link.

The DVLA does not do this. Any such requests should be ignored. The only secure way of dealing directly with the DVLA is via the GOV.UK website.


TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE WEBSITE OFFERS

Fraudsters have created a high specification website template advertising flat screen televisions for sale which are below market value and do not exist. Payment is being requested via bank transfer and will offer no protection to the consumer when the television does not arrive.

Protect yourself:

Payments made via bank transfer are not protected should you not receive the item.

Always make payment via a credit card or PayPal where you have some avenue of recompense should you not receive your product.

Conduct some online research on the website, company name and business address to identify any poor feedback or irregularities.

Check the authenticity of websites before making any purchases. A ”whois” search on the website (HERE) will identify when the website has been created, so be wary of newly formed domains. This search can be conducted using the following website - https://who.is/

If the item advertised seems too good to be true, it probably is.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone on 0300 123 2040.

The Nag’s Head, Woodborough organised a Classic Car Show on the evening of Monday 10th August. Fortunately the weather was good and the event was well attended. The event was in aid of the Neonatal Unit at the City Hospital.


NAG’S HEAD CLASSIC CAR SHOW

For a very long time the land adjacent to Church Walk, Woodborough (the old Co-op site) has been a blight on the village, and a target for fly tippers. After action by Gedling Borough Council the owner of the land agreed to clear it.

Co-op Site Cleared at Last!