Missed bin collections - Industrial Action

We apologise for the current disruption to collections due to industrial action by Unite the union. Find out the latest on the dispute and which areas we plan to collect bins from this week

Scams and hoaxes

Consumers lose approximately £9 billion to scammers each year.

Criminals worldwide send bogus letters, emails, text messages or make phone calls to trick people into parting with their money.

Report a scam or hoax

If you discover such scams, please contact:

Citizens Advice

Website:                      www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/scams

Telephone helpline:     0345 4040 506


Website:                      http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

Telephone helpline:     0300 123 2040

Tips on how to protect yourself against scammers

When anyone asks for your money or personal details, remember:

  • if it seems too good to be true, it usually is
  • get a second opinion from someone you trust if you’re suspicious about an offer
  • research the reputation of the company before giving them any of your details
  • say no to unwanted, uninvited callers
  • don’t feel pressurised to make a decision on the spot - say no, or say you need advice first
  • no legitimate business will ask for money to claim a prize
  • keep your personal details safe at all times