Sling your hook! Hastings Neighbourhood Watch joins campaign against fraud

Hastings Neighbourhood Watch (HNW) is helping combat fraud by promoting a warning that explains the psychology around why people fall victims to online scams. The ‘Sling Your Hook’ campaign is based on a national study of the top-five tactics used by scammers and is designed to help people protect themselves from the many that happen […]

Elderly and vulnerable in Sussex lose over £13m to fraudsters in just a year

Sussex Police says that with its ground-breaking scheme ‘Operation Signature’ it’s leading the way identifying and supporting older and vulnerable people at risk of theft and fraud. And the local force says it welcomes the publication last week of a Report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) called The poor relation […]

Betrayal of trust ‘more than upsetting’ say local Lib Dems

Local Liberal Democrats have moved quickly to distance themselves from one of their former councillors and one-time Hastings Mayor Paul Roger Smith who admitted to four charges of fraud by abuse of position in court in Hove last week. One of the charges which Smith, (74) of Addington Grove, Lewisham, London admitted was committing fraud […]


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