Tuesday 23 November 2021

Humberside Police have warned on-line shoppers ahead of Black Friday to be on their guard against increasingly-sophisticated scams. Shoppers have reported buying mobile phones, electronics, vehicles, clothing and footwear on websites such as Facebook, eBay and Gumtree, only for the items to never arrive. 

One common tactic used to defraud victims is the use of fake websites purporting to be reputable companies. They are created to look identical to the real website and will advertise items at a much cheaper price than the normal retail price to entice victims. Nearly £2.5m was lost to criminals during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale events last year – an average loss of almost £550 per victim.

[More information here]

A new business hub based in Beverley Library in Champney Road, providing dedicated space, including computers, desks and WiFi, launches with a pop-in event on Thursday, December 2. A spokesman told Beverley FM: “It will break down barriers for people who have a bright idea for a business but no idea where to start, or people who want to research their markets and grow their businesses.”

Full details and to book a free place visit here]

And finally, an elderly lady had to be rescued from a property in Minster Moorgate, Beverley, yesterday morning suffering the effects of smoke inhalation after fire broke out in the kitchen of her home. It’s understood plastic had caught fire on the kitchen hob. Fire crews who dealt with the incident also fitted fire alarms before leaving the scene. Paramedics attended to give treatment.