Beware of Vaccine Scam

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland have received reports that a fake NHS text message is circulating, telling people that they are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.

When you click on the link, you are taken to a convincing fake NHS website that asks for personal details including bank account information. Any text message containing a link should be treated with caution. The best way to find information from GOV.UK, or any other agency, is to visit that particular website via a trusted source (such as through Google or Bing) and do not click on links in unsolicited texts or emails. Continue reading “Beware of Vaccine Scam”

Theft of Sheep Coldingham Moor – Witness Appeal

Theft of Sheep

Witness Appeal –

A1107 Coldingham Moor between Monday 22nd June and Sunday 28th June 2020, approximately 30 sheep have been stolen from a flock of 90. The sheep were within a field adjacent to the A1107, Coldingham Moor. If anybody has seen any suspicious activity in the area it is requested you contact Police on 101 quoting reference number 2916 of the 28th June 2020. If you wish to report information anonymously you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by completing their online form at

Beware of People Exploiting Those Trying To Protect Themselves

During this period of uncertainty regarding Covid-19, it has become apparent to Neighbourhood Watch Scotland that there are some people who are taking advantage of the situation and are targeting the most vulnerable. Although we appreciate the concern that is being caused by the outbreak, please continue to be cautious when dealing with callers at the door, unwanted phones calls and emails.

If everyone can tell 2 people about the following recent developments in their next phone conversation with a friend or neighbour, the message will soon reach all corners of the community.

This is a worldwide pandemic and no legitimate organisation will contact you out of the blue and ask for payment for information or access to treatment which does not exist. We are hearing reports of emails and phone calls asking for donations to help those in need during this time, or offering miracle cures, and door to door campaigns offering testing. Also, please be aware that the Red Cross are NOT doing door to door testing as has been suggested in some areas. Continue reading “Beware of People Exploiting Those Trying To Protect Themselves”