SCAM alert – in #Croydon, involving calls about HMRC tax arrears

An important alert sent out by PCSO 7287 Tina Nash, Heathfield Safer Neighbourhoods Team this morning:



Over the past 2 days, elderly residents in Fieldway and New Addington have been receiving phone calls from who they believe to be HMRC stating that they are in Tax arrears and there is a warrant for their arrest. Some have been told Police will be attending their home address to arrest them.

This is a scam. Please do not be taken in by this. The people that are doing this are trying to gain access to YOUR money.

Be wary of anyone you don’t know asking questions about your bank account.


Your Bank or Police would never ask for your pin, your account number or your bank card to withdraw money.


NEVER share your PIN with anyone. The only time you should use your PIN is at a cash machine or when you use a shop’s Chip and PIN machine.


NEVER hand your bank card or any goods you have purchased as a result of a phone call to anyone who comes to your front door.


If you think you have been the victim of a scam, call the Police.

Do not be embarrassed to report a scam. Scammers are cunning and clever there is no shame in being deceived. By reporting you will make it more difficult for them to deceive others.

Do not give strangers your bank details

Top 10 Tips

  • Be suspicious of all ‘too good to be true’ offers or deals. There are no guaranteed get-rich-quick schemes.
  • Do not agree to offers or deals immediately. Insist on time to obtain independent/legal advice before making a decision.
  • Do not hand over money or sign anything until you have checked the credentials of the company or individual.
  • Never send money to anyone you do not know or trust, whether in the UK or abroad, or use methods of payment that you are not comfortable with.
  • Never give banking or personal details to anyone you do not know or trust. This information is valuable so make sure that you protect it.
  • Always log onto a website directly rather than clicking on links provided in an email.
  • Do not rely solely on glowing testimonials: find solid independent evidence of a company’s success.
  • Always get independent/legal advice if an offer involves money, time or commitment. If you spot a scam or have been scammed, report it and get help. Contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at Contact the Police on 999 if the suspect/s is known or is still in the area.


Croydon Policing Newsletter – Broad Green – October 2017

Here’s the latest newsletter from the local policing team for Broad Green.

You can receive this newsletter straight to your inbox every month as well as occasional important updates.  Just email Broad Green SNT to be added to their circulation list.

Produced by:

Broad Green Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2712


Follow on Twitter:  @MPSBroadGreen 

Facebook: Broad Green Police

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Croydon Policing Newsletter – New Addington – August 2017

Here’s the monthly newsletter covering New Addington.

Why not sign up to receive these newsletters and occasional updates direct to your inbox?  Just email the SNT on the address below to be added.

Produced by:

New Addington Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 07843 065861


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Croydon Policing Newsletter – Purley – Sept 2017

Here’s the latest newsletter from the local policing team for Purley.

Why not sign up to get these direct to your inbox by emailing the local SNT? 

Produced by:

Purley Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel –  07920 233892

Twitter: now back on @MPSPurley


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Croydon Policing Newsletter – Coulsdon East – Sept 2017

Here’s the newsletter covering the ward of Coulsdon East, keeping people in the ward up to date with policing matters in the area.

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CLOC Quiz Night – raising funds for Christmas Lights in Old Coulsdon ( 21 Oct)

There are still a few tickets available…


If you don’t have enough people to form a team or would just like to come along on your own, the organisers are happy to team you up with others.

Why not get in touch?

Email or call 01737 554045 for enquiries or to book a team.

CODA presents… Sondheim’s Into the Woods at Stanley Halls, 25-28 Oct

The Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association (“CODA”) are proud to present an exciting and innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim’s much-loved musical Into The Woods, at the Stanley Halls in Norwood. It runs from Wednesday 25 October to Saturday 28 October, with evening performances at 7:30pm and a matinee on the Saturday at 2:30pm.

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Croydon Policing Newsletter – Fieldway – Sept 2017

Here is the newsletter covering the Croydon ward of Fieldway to keep people up to date on policing matters.

There is no need to wait to view these monthly newsletters from your local policing team on our website.  
Just email the SNT, on the email address below, to ask to be added to the circulation list. You’ll receive not only the monthly newsletter but occasional important updates.
Produced by:
Fieldway Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8649 1401
Twitter –  @MPSFieldway

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Temporary home for three cats urgently needed….

Could you help?  SNARL are helping to find a temporary home for three well-behaved cats… Please contact the owner of the cats, not SNARL, if you can help…

SNARL writes on their Facebook page,


Our friend is moving in a week and a half due to a marriage breakdown and whilst she looks for a new home, her three little ones will be homeless.

We have absolutely no space.

The cats have grown up together and are very loved and just need foster space whilst she makes arrangements.

The cats all love cuddles and having some playtime with their human, but also enjoy being left to their own devices, mainly so they can sleep and play amongst themselves.

6 year old long haired female tortoise shell with brown, grey and black fur – the leader of the pack.
5 year old short haired female black cat.
4 year old short haired male ginger cat.
They’ve all been spayed and neutered, and are well behaved.

Dhara is happy to cover costs.

Please contact Dhara directly on 07826 926 900 if you are able to help.

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