Category Archives: crime prevention

Don’t let Fraudsters spoil your holiday! Book them safely

The City of London Police along with ABTA and Get Safe Online are joining forces this week to warn the public about the dangers posed by holiday booking fraud. Findings from a new report, compiled by the City of London … Continue reading

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Dodgy Demands for Work Done

  Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) Payment diversion alert   Fraudsters are emailing members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters will purport to be a tradesman who has recently … Continue reading

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Tax Rebate at Christmas? I Don’t think so!

This post is about a scam pretending to come from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Don’t fall for it. Don’t give your debit or credit card details and don’t be left feeling foolish and deflated at Christmas: This is what was … Continue reading

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Action Fraud alert!

essage sent byAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) There is a phishing email currently in circulation that claims to be from the City of London Police. The departments that it claims to represent include the ‘Fraud Intelligence Unit’ and the … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Money Mule!

Via Action Fraud – reblogged with thanks  Students are being recruited, sometimes unwittingly, as “mules” by criminals to transfer illegally obtained money between different bank accounts.  What is a money mule? A money mule is someone who is recruited by … Continue reading

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Thefts from Vans – Fleet area 

Message sent byMax Clayton (Police, PCSO, Hart District) Dates / times – 16/8/16 – between 1800 -0700 hrs Location – area of Fleet Road and Cove Road Circumstances – theft of power tools from vans overnight. Two vehicles have been … Continue reading

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UK businesses receive extortion demands from ‘Lizard Squad’

Within the past 24 hours a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from a group calling themselves ‘Lizard Squad’. Method of Attack: The group have sent emails demanding payment of 5 Bitcoins, to be paid by … Continue reading

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A New [wine based] Investment Fraud!

With thanks to Action Fraud for the “heads up”: A new investment fraud trend is targeting members of the public who are seeking to sell their wine investment.  Fraudsters agree to purchase the victim’s wine, but instead transfer the stock … Continue reading

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POSTAL SCAMS THAT TARGET THE ELDERLY

Reblogged with thanks to LoveMoney News. These postal scams may be making a comeback. Back in the 1990s, postboxes – especially those of retired people – were bulging with phoney lotteries, hopeless healers and criminal clairvoyants. Each one contained ludicrous promises of future health and … Continue reading

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Keeping vulnerable veterans out of prison

From the OPCC with thanks Veterans and ex-service personnel/Reservists make up to 7% of the prison population-but we don’t actually know the true picture. When they have to leave the wider family of the Armed Services; with its structured lifestyle … Continue reading

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