Category: Alerts

Sheep Escaped from Field

Does anybody know who the farmer is in fields around Bardykes Chemicals? The sheep have recently escaped from the field. A concerned resident in Priory Bridge has noticed many of them have got out their field and wandered into the quarry and heading towards the busy Blantyre to Halfway Road. Hopefully somebody can get a […]

DVLA Scam Warning

It would seem that the below scam email from DVLA is doing the rounds. Be careful as DVLA would not contact you in this way. This is a scam designed to get your personal and banking details with the purpose of removing money from your bank account. Please be vigilant, spread the word and keep yourself, […]

Delivery Scam Texts

Following months of reports from across Scotland about phishing emails related to shipping or deliveries, consumers are now receiving scam texts saying that a parcel is awaiting delivery but that an unpaid shipping fee of £2.99 or a “settlement” must first be paid.  The texts include a link leading to a scam website with Royal Mail branding which asks […]

Ongoing Incident Hamilton Central

Police officers descended upon Hamilton Central Station very early this morning and it is known that trains are currently unable to run. The nature of the incident is unknown but causing disruption to rail network today, Sunday 14th March 2021. Tweets send by Scotrail earlier this morning have advised travellers to use Hamilton West station […]

Royal Mail Scam

Our readers have been sending in messages today warning of scam text messages that look like they’re coming from Royal Mail. The problem is actually Nationwide, with Royal Mail themselves issuing a warning. The scam appears in the form of a text message to your phone, claiming a parcel had tried to be delivered, but […]

Fake Vaccination Scam Emails

Please simply delete any email that you receive offering you a vaccination. This is not how the NHS will contact you and they are scams! We’re received several reports about emails like the one shown asking people to accept an invite to book a slot for their vaccination. NHS Scotland will NEVER ask you to […]

Alert: SPCA Warning Issued

We were alerted to reports of people impersonating SPCA inspectors in Perthshire and Renfrewshire and thought we’d post to ensure people are aware in Lanarkshire. On hearing people have had their pets removed from homes by unscrupulous individuals who appear in a position of authority, Chief superintendent Mike Flynn said: “We are very concerned for the […]

Alert: Covid Vaccination Email

We’re sadly getting messages about a vaccination scam doing the rounds. One local woman told us, “This is the email I got this morning. I thought I was being offered the COVID-19 vaccine as I have had Breast Cancer but it’s a scam. They want your bank details to pay for a preferred date! I […]