Travels with My Red Bag, Thursday 9th May

An illustrated talk by Barbara Hickman Thursday 9th May, 7pm for 7.30pm Worsley Arms, Hovingham (Kent Room).

From an early age Barbara dreamt of going to Rio de Janiero. Barbara will recount her many adventures on an overland journey through Latin America in the 70’s and show the textiles she acquired en route. Prepare for adventure and the unexpected. To reserve your place, contact: 01439 770985 Free admission (donations collected for Frack Free Ryedale)

HMRC Scam!

North Yorkshire Police have received a number of reports from residents who have received a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The victim is told there is an outstanding tax bill against their name which must be paid immediately otherwise the police will be informed and they will be arrested. Often they will claim to have been to court and have instructed bailiffs to attend the victim’s home to settle the debt. The victim is instructed to pay the bill often using i-tunes vouchers which can be bought from most supermarkets, newsagents. The victim is told that if they are challenged as to why they are buying the vouchers, to say they are for birthday presents etc.
This is an old scam and one which has been circulated before but we still see residents losing large amounts of money. If any ‘official organisation’ asks for payment by i-tunes voucher, steam vouchers, Google play vouchers, IT IS A SCAM!!

Counterfeit Scottish £50 notes

North Yorkshire Police are alerting business owners primarily to a number of counterfeit Scottish £50 notes which have been used over the weekend in the area.
We are urging anyone who has received a fake note to contact 101.