Tsb Port Out Alert

There has been an increase in reports made in May by TSB customers relating to “port-out” fraud. Fraudsters are number porting a victim’s telephone number to a SIM card under their control and then using the number to access the victim’s bank accounts.

The increase in the number of reports corresponds with the timing of TSB’s computer system update, which resulted in 1.9 million users being locked out of their accounts. Opportunistic fraudsters are using TSB’s system issue to target individuals, which follows the increase in phishing and smishing communications also targeting TSB customers this month. Victims’ bank account and personal details including their phone number are collected by the fraudster, providing them with the information to execute the fraud.

Number porting is a genuine service provided by telecommunication companies. It allows customers to keep their existing phone number and transfer it to a new SIM card. The existing network provider sends the customer a Port Authorisation Code (PAC), that when presented to the new provider allows the number to be transferred across. This service can, however, be abused by fraudsters.

To gain control of the victim’s phone number, fraudsters convince the victim’s mobile phone network provider to swap their number on to a SIM card in the fraudster’s control. Once the fraudster has control of the number they are able to intercept the victims’ text messages, allowing them to use services linked to the victim’s phone number. This can include requesting an online banking password reset or access to any two factor authentication services.

Victims have reported large losses as a result of this fraud. One victim initially dismissed text messages received from their network provider containing a PAC number. Two days later £6,000 was removed from the victim’s TSB current account. The victim subsequently contacted their phone provider and was informed that someone contacted the provider purporting to be the victim and had cancelled their contract and transferred their number to a new SIM. This action allowed the banking fraud to take place.

Protect Yourself:

PAC Code notifications

If you receive an unsolicited notification about a PAC Code request, contact your network provider immediately to terminate the request. Also notify your bank about your phone number being compromised.
Clicking on links/files:

Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text. Remember, criminals can spoof the phone numbers and email addresses of companies you know and trust, such as your bank.
Requests to move money:

A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account.

Port-out Fraud versus SIM Swapping

Port-out fraud is often incorrectly referred to as SIM swap fraud. SIM swap fraud works in a similar fashion, however, instead of porting the victim’s number to a new network provider, the fraudster impersonates the victim and requests a new SIM card for their account. Once they have access to the new sim, they have access to the number.

Source: https://www.cheshirepolicealert.co.uk/da/221616/TSB%20Port%20Out%20Alert.html

UPDATE Sandymoor Playing field

Dear Resident,

I write with regards to the Sandymoor Sports development on Wharford Lane, Sandymoor. The land is owned by Sandymoor Parish Council (SPC) and was allocated for a recreational facility for Sandymoor residents as part of the overall Sandymoor Development Plan. The new facility will be built and maintained by the Parish.

Planning Permission was gained by the Parish for the Sports facility development last year, and I now wish to update you on progress of the project.

HBC have been working with SPC to implement this facility, which will be used under a shared use agreement by Sandymoor School and available to book out by residents outside school hours. Further details for how the new facilities can be booked will be advertised in due course.

A main contractor for construction of the works has been appointed and works are due start from 5th February 2018, with full site mobilization taking place from 26th March 2018. Access to the site will be via a temporary access point off Wharford Lane. The construction period is due to take 15 weeks with completion by late June/early July 2018, weather permitting.

The main contractor if fully aware of site constraints and highway restrictions and will work closely with the Parish and Council to minimize disruption to local residents and the adjacent school.

During the construction phase if you have any cause for concern, please do not hesitate to contact me on the telephone number above or on my email address – clerk@sandymoorparishcouncil.gov.uk

Warm regards, Bernadette Tarry, Clerk to Sandymoor Parish Council. 

Sandymoor Playing field, Wharford Lane

Sandymoor Playing field, Wharford Lane.

22th January 2018

Dear Resident,

 

I write with regards to the Sandymoor Sports development on Wharford Lane, Sandymoor. The land is owned by Sandymoor Parish Council (SPC) and was allocated for a recreational facility for Sandymoor residents as part of the overall Sandymoor Development Plan. The new facility will be built and maintained by the Parish.

 

Planning Permission was gained by the Parish for the Sports facility development last year, and I now wish to update you on progress of the project.

HBC have been working with SPC to implement this facility, which will be used under a shared use agreement by Sandymoor School and available to book out by residents outside school hours. Further details for how the new facilities can be booked will be advertised in due course.

A main contractor for construction of the works has been appointed and works are due start from 5th February 2018, with full site mobilization taking place from 5th March 2018.  Access to the site will be via a temporary access point off Wharford Lane. The construction period is due to take 15 weeks with completion by late June/early July 2018, weather permitting.

 

The main contractor if fully aware of site constraints and highway restrictions and will work closely with the Parish and Council to minimize disruption to local residents and the adjacent school.

 

During the construction phase if you have any cause for concern, please do not hesitate to contact me on the telephone number above or on my email address – clerk@sandymoorparishcouncil.gov.uk

 

Warm regards,
Bernadette Tarry, Clerk to Sandymoor Parish Council.

Sandymoor Local Centre

Cllrs,

The Council has been working with the Homes and Communities Agency (as land owner) to bring forward the development of the Sandymoor Local Centre. Both the Council and HCA are in agreement that now is a good time to bring forward the local shops and associated amenities. This will not only provide the growing community with additional local facilities but it will also help support continued house building by making the neighbourhood a more attractive to place live.

You may recall in January 2016, the HCA, supported by the Council, undertook a community consultation exercise with residents regarding options for developing the new local centre. The HCA are now looking to dispose of the site and have engaged a commercial agent to market the Local Centre to developers. A commercial ‘for sale’ board should be going up on site in next couple of weeks as part of the disposal process.

To play our part, and in accordance with the adopted Sandymoor Supplementary Planning Document, the Council has prepared a Planning Brief to help guide development of the site and assess future planning applications against.

I attach a copy of the Draft Developer Brief. Appendix A of the Brief includes a summary of the findings from the consultation of residents in Jan 2016, the Brief makes reference to how these comments (within the scope of a planning document) have been taken into account.

The next step is for the Draft Developer Brief to be taken to the Development Control Committee in either May or June 2017. The HCA anticipate that a preferred developer will be appointed in late Summer 2017, at which point the developer will bring forward their detailed planning proposals for the Local Centre. The Council expects that once a preferred developer is appointed, they will undertake neighbourhood consultation prior to submitting a formal planning application.

Sandymoor Local Centre Developer Final Draft V5 Brief - Final Draft

Sandymoor Local Centre Draft Developer Brief - Appendix B Images

Swans Reach Pond

Please note that arrangements for the aquatic weed to be sprayed shortly have been agreed under Environmental Agency approval. Please note, we will only be able to herbicide 20% of the surface area to avoid creating anaerobic conditions in the pond.

Thank you

Bernadette Tarry

Clerk to Sandymoor Parish Council

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