Police warn ATM users after cash traps found in Lincolnshire

June 7, 2019 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Police are reminding cash machine users to be vigilant when using ATMs after a number of cash traps have been found in the county. Cash traps were found on the two ATMs at Barclays Bank in Boston on two occasions in the past two weeks. Cash trap devices have also been found at Barclays Bank in Lincoln on May 28th.  Chief inspector Simon Skelton said: “We would ask residents to remain vigilant when using […]

Barclays Bank Branch In Spilsby Set To Close

August 3, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Barclays Bank have announced proposals to close their Spilsby branch later this year. The branch, on High Street in the town, is set to close on 23rd of November 2018 after the bank reported a 9% drop in counter transactions carried out in the past 24 months. Barclays have reported that there have identified 80 customers who exclusively use the Spilsby branch for their banking needs, with 57% of the branch customers also using other […]

Have say on Council Tax Support scheme in East Lindsey

September 29, 2017 Spilsby Online 0

Residents in East Lindsey are being asked for their views on the local Council Tax Support Scheme. East Lindsey District Council is asking for the views of local people on its proposed 2018/19 Support Scheme through a consultation exercise taking place between September 29 and October 25. The Council is proposing to keep the Scheme the same as in 2017/18, as below: It protects those of pension age, and working age customers in receipt of […]

Council Issue Warning Over Council Tax Scam

December 23, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

East Lindsey District Council have issued a warning after telephone calls about fake Council Tax reductions. The Council have reported that they have received calls from a number of residents who have been concerned about being contacted offering help to obtain Council Tax reductions. The callers have been contacting local residents offering to assist with their claims and asking for a payment to be made as an administration fee up front.  However the callers are […]

Cash Machine Scam

August 9, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

Police have advised local residents to be aware after two cash machines in Spilsby were tampered with. The scam, which also affected a cash machine in Louth, involves criminals manipulating cash machines to prevent customers from receiving some, or all of the cash they’ve requested. A cash trap is usually installed at the cash dispenser shutter, and when a customer attempts to withdraw cash the transaction proceeds but the cash does not appear.  The cash is later retrieved […]

Avoid Loan Sharks This Christmas

December 23, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

There are better ways to borrow money than accepting the offers of doorstep loan sharks if the banks cannot help you. Across the UK around 2 million people take out pay day loans each year and whilst they can offer a welcome relief, failure to pay them back on time often comes at the heavy price. Some firms charge a flat fee, plus daily interest of between one and two per cent, meaning the costs […]