Stay safe online

Stay Safe Online

Fraudsters have been conning people out of their money and possessions for centuries, but these days technological advances have given them even more ways to deceive and cheat you, and relieve you of your money.  By using the phone or Internet they can do so without your knowing anything about who they are, or their whereabouts – most likely they are not even in the UK.

The “bad guys” have three ways they can exploit:

  • Infect or take control of your computer, tablet or smart phone to steal your money,
  • Use your device to attack someone else.
  • Deceive you into handing over information about your bank or credit card details

Computer Friendly have recently started actively using Facebook and Twitter to help people be aware of Internet-based scams and fraud.

We are linked in to several Twitter and Facebook organisations who promulgate issues, such as Action Fraud, as well as adding more information of our own.

I thought the organisations in the Stronger Together networks may find it useful to have an easy source of reference for Internet scams? Would it be possible for you to forward the details of our accounts to them?



We also have a lot of information on this on our webpage:


Ian Gotts


Strawberry cough NPS Alert

ALERT ISSUED 9th November 2015

This alert is to raise awareness of a novel psychoactive substance (NPS)


Essex drug and alcohol service providers have had a client come into the Braintree 

Outreach service and informed that he had tried the NPS -Strawberry Cough last 


 He had a bad reaction- couldn’t recognise anybody, was foaming at the mouth and 

an ambulance was called which resulted in him being hospitalised for 5 hours. 

This is information from the internet FYI:-





Starts at £4.50 per gram. Strawberry Cough is a herbal blend containing N-((3s, 5s, 

7s)-adamantan-1-yl)-1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide. This research 

chemical represents a unique synthetic cannabinoid chemotype and researching this 

product will usually last a few hours.

Christians Against Poverty

We exist because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. But the truth is that they are rife in the UK. In a society where people live behind closed doors, thousands are desperately poor. Unable to feed their children, incapable of paying to heat their homes in winter, the grip of poverty is relentless. It breaks families apart and drives many to think that suicide is the only solution.

We are passionate about releasing people in our nation from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes. Through our services, which are all run through local churches, we are tackling poverty head on. Our vision is to bring freedom and good news to people in every community through 1,000 CAP projects by 2021.


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