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Rotary warns against online scam


             ROTARY ISSUE COVID SCAM WARNINGS

Wigan Rotary Club are warning as Vaccination scams have become one of the

biggest threats. A phone call, email, or text message is sent in an attempt to

steal personal and financial details. The message contains a link to a fake NHS

website with an application form to register for the vaccine asking for various

personal and bank details.

Five of the other most common current scams at present are

*Postal Delivery Scams with more shopping now online criminals are using fake

DPD and Royal Mail emails to collect personal information which they use to

commit fraud. 

*Purchase Scams criminals will follow the trend and will offer goods for sale that

are in high demand. Customers report scams involving pets that don’t exist,

games consoles, mobile phones, and even hot tubs and camper vans. If you see

a good deal advertised via auction sites or on social media be careful

*Coronavirus Tax Refund criminals are bombarding inboxes with fake emails,

texts, and calls claiming entitlement to a support grant or tax rebate due to

coronavirus. The aim is to get you to give them your personal details sometimes

including your payment card information. Once criminals have your details, they

may call you pretending to be from your bank’s fraud team trying to persuade

you to move your money to a ‘safe account’ or give away your card reader

codes. Report emails like this to report@phishing.gov.uk

*Offers to make quick money there has been an increase in criminals trying to

lure people in becoming money mules through a ‘get rich quick’ offers. If

someone offers you money to use your bank account refuse and alert the police

Rosemary Charles President of Wigan Rotary Club said ‘ During the lockdown

criminals have taken advantage of more people working remotely and online and

even though the lockdown is easing the criminals are still as active as ever and

we want to warn everyone to be on their guard. You are currently more likely to

be a victim of fraud that any other crime.’                        

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High School speaking competition

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Jo Yates receiving the Wigan Friends of Rotary Certificate to acknowledge the work that Metro Rod do in supporting the work of Wigan Rotary Club in the Community.

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  The Winning Team Standish St. Wilfred's Academy PS Kieran, Annika, Alex and Grace

This year's winners attend the Club's meeting

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Young musician at the concert

Another successful music Concert

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Rtn Philip Sudworth received a lifetime achievement award for his voluntary work

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Three new Associate Members with President Mervyn Reeves

Three associate members join the Club

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Stroke Awareness Day 2019

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Rosemary Charles becomes the 96th President of the Club

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The organisations that benefitted from your generosity

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Saturday 1st February 2020

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Wigan Rotary President Gwyneth Millard along with distinguished guests

Celebrating 93 years of Rotary in Wigan

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Rotary's campaign against polio

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The winning Team  -Aspull Our Lady’s RC Primary School

The annual competition for Primary Schools The winning Team -Aspull Our Lady’s RC Primary School

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Wigan Rotary Club and Golborne -Lightshaw Rotary Club combine to give a group of Young Carers a day out

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Over the years the hospital has loaned equipment to patients to aid their recovery and maybe now is surplus to their requirements

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The return of Rotary's Community Day in Wigan Town Centre

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Delight at award of a Paul Harris Sapphire Medal to Rtn Stan Cooper

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Virtual tour of Victoria Hall in Bolton

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Rotary gets Wigan singing

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The Holocaust flame

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Winners of the 'Senior' section - St. Peter's RC High School with their Speech on the subject of 'A Work of Art'.

District heat of Youth Speaks held at St John Rigby College

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The winners with the 'seated Dragons'  Aukje Clegg. Peter Cheetham and the President Gwyneth Millard

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Mayor and Mayoress with the two teams, girls making up the Intermediate team, boys the senior team.

Youth Speaks Regional Final

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President John Wright presenting a cheque to Derian House

Money collected by Rotary is distributed to good causes

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President Gwyneth presents Peter with his certificate

Peter Ratcliffe received his 50 years Long Service Certificate from President Gwyneth Millard

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Rotary warns against online scam

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Rotary Club of Wigan–SANTA’S COMING DOWN YOUR WAY

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Long service certificate presented

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The winning teams pictured receiving their certificates from Peter McGhee, Principal of St John Rigby College

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A look back at last year's successful competition and a look forward to this year's challenge

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The 'soon to be' officially launched satellite group meet in the Park

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Whitley Methodist Pre-school

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The marathon challenge

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Annual concert by invited local young musicians

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Rtn John Coupe receives Honorary Membership of the Club

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24th October 2019 is World Polio Day

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The Club loses another stalwart

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Left to right  Rtn Phil Hirst, Cllr and Rtn Eunice Smethurst, Norman Woosey a member of the cricket and bowling club and Rtn Terry Hogan

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Competition for local High Schools

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Quiz winners and answers

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Members of Wigan Rotary joined with people across the world in remembering the victims of Holocaust and Genocide."‹

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Making Standish and Shevington dementia Friendly Communities

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Members of staff from Go Outdoors with Rotary President Jim Rawson, Soroptimist President Cynthia Horrocks and Trish Green, Manager of the Brick receiving the sleeping bags.

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Photographic record of visits and presentations in January and early February

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Wigan Rotary Club helped to collect donations towards the Appeal

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