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Hoax Slayer is a great resource to find out about the latest online scams, or to check if an email that you have received is genuine. We hear so much these days about various phishing emails (an email that pretends to come from a trusted source and seeks to gather your personal data and passwords); scams and online frauds that it can be difficult to know what’s true and what isn’t. Hoax Slayer is a great FREE resource that explodes the latest myths, and provides a search facility so that you can paste in text to see if your email is real or not.
It’s worth a read just to see how blatant some of these scams are – it does make you wonder how people can fall for some of them! However, not everybody is Internet savvy, and even those of us who think we’ve got it nailed can get caught out sometimes. For more information, visit http://www.hoax-slayer.net
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Incident 182 of 26 January – During the night of 25 into 26 January, offenders broke into a shed in a field at a premises in Vicarage Road, Napton after levering off the lock latch. Once inside, the offenders carried out a tidy search before making off with a steel brush cutter.
Incident 352 of 28 January – At some point on 22 January, offenders forced the lock off a shed at a home in Butt Hill, Napton and stole a Ryobi hedge trimmer and a Titan pole saw.
Incident 81 of 29 January – At around midnight 27/27 January, the resident of a home in High Street, Napton heard a crashing noise and went to investigate. The resident discovered that a front window was wide open and smashed. The offenders made off and are not thought to have entered the property.
Incident 345 of 29 January – At some point before 5pm on 29 January, offenders broke into a storage container in the rear garden of a home in Tomlow Road, Stockton and carried out a search. Nothing was stolen.
Please see information below and attached poster from our Cyber Crime Team which I would be grateful if you could disseminate to any contacts who you feel would benefit from this online training.
Please contact Alex Gloster on 01926 412261 ext: 2261 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beware of phishing Email using police branding – this bogus Email says that you are being summoned to court as a witness, and asks you to follow a link which could then lead to a virus or malware being placed on your computer. It uses a ‘police.uk’ heading and suggests it is from the CPS online portal, but it is clearly not official and represents a risk to security. If you receive this email, do not click on any links – delete it immediately.
Car key burglary at business premises in Stockton Road, Stockton
Please be aware that between 2 and 5.30pm on 15 January, offenders stole a white Mazda vehicle from the carpark of a business premises in Stockton Road, Stockton.
The offenders had entered a building at the site and stole the keys to the vehicle.
Incidents at premises in Stockton and Napton
Please be aware of the following incidents, which have occurred at premises in your area over recent days:
Incident 134 of 8 January – Between 5 and 8 January, offenders smashed a rear window at a home in Ladbroke and entered the premises, Once inside, the offenders carried out a tidy search of the kitchen and the lounge before making off with several items.
Incident 182 of 8 January – Between 12.20 and 1.20pm on 8 January, offenders broke into a home in Priors Hardwick by smashing the rear French doors with a brick. Once inside, the offenders carried out a search before making off with several items.
Incident 31 of 20 November – During the night of 19 into 20 November, offenders broke into a cottage home in Cox’s Lane, Napton, through a front window. Once inside, the offenders stole a handbag containing keys to a vehicle. The offenders use the keys to steal the vehicle from outside.
Incident 141 of 19 November – During the night of 18 into 19 November, offenders stole a motorbike from outside a home in Elm Row, Napton. The owner of the bike still has the keys.
Incident 128 of 21 November – During the night of 20 into 21 November, offenders broke into a vehicle parked outside a home in The Poplars, Napton and stole a set of keys.
Incidents at premises in Long Itchington
Please be aware of the following incidents, which have occurred at premises in Long Itchington,over recent days:
Incident 37 of 20 November – During the night of 19 into 20 November, offenders broke into a home in Odingsell Drive, Long Itchington, through a ground floor toilet window. Once inside the house, the offenders stole the keys to two VW vehicles and then used them to drive the vehicles away.
Incident 200 of 20 November – At just before midnight on 20 November, offenders attempted to break into a home in Dale Close, Long Itchington through the front door. The offenders failed to get inside the house and nothing was stolen.
Incident 131 of 19 November – During the night of 18 into 19 November, offenders stole a vehicle from a home in Leigh Crescent, Long Itchington. Police stopped the vehicle in Coventry and the offender was arrested.
Incident 109 of 20 November – During the night of 19 into 20 November, offenders broke into a van parked in Short Lane, Long Itchington by forcing open the side door. Once inside the van, the offenders stole a large quantity of hand and power tools.
Warwickshire Police need your help with information about suspicious activity
Warwickshire Police currently have two countywide operations in progress. These operations are focussing on reducing the number of incidents of vehicle crime and house burglaries across Warwickshire.
In order to get the very best out of these operations, we need the help and support of local communities with information and intelligence.
If you think something in your area is suspicious, it probably is. You will know your area and its usual activity, comings/ goings and if you think something is odd, out of place and suspicious, we need to hear from you.
Before every incident, there is usually some suspicious activity and we need calls to make us aware of this. Please could we encourage you to call 101 if you notice suspicious persons, vehicles or activity around their own or neighbouring homes.
If you believe that a crime is in progress, please dial 999.
Finally, to ensure that this message reaches as many people as possible, please could we ask you to share this message as widely as you can. Thank you.
Incidents at homes in Banbury Road, Ploughmans Holt & Craven Lane, Southam
Please be aware of the following incidents, which have occurred at homes in Southam over recent days:
Incident 111 of 8 November – During the night of 7 into 8 November, offenders stole an Audi vehicle from outside a home in Banbury Road, Southam. The keys to the vehicle are still with the owner.
Incident 116 of 8 November – During the same night, offenders forced open the front door of a Ford Transit van parked outside a home in Ploughmans Holt, Southam and stole a large amount of power tools. Ditto in Deppers Bridge
Incident 194 of 8 November – At some point before 1.15pm on 8 November, offenders caused damage to a Peugeot vehicle parked outside a home in Craven Lane, Southam
Burglary at home in Church Road, Long Itchington
Please be aware that between 11.30am and 4.45pm on 1 November, offenders entered the rear garden of a home in Church Road, Long Itchington and then smashed a rear window of t he house with a brick.
The offenders entered the house but nothing appears to have been stolen.
The offenders also attached the garden shed and took out a spade but again, nothing seems to be missing.
Theft of motorbike from home in Ladbroke, Leamington
Please be aware that between 3 and 3.30am on 23 October, offenders stole a green Kawasaki motorcross bike from a garage at a cottage home in Ladbroke, Leamington.
The offenders smashed the lock off the garage to get inside.
Burglaries at homes in Southam & Bishops Itchington
Please be aware of the following incidents, which have occurred at homes in your area over recent days:
Incident 159 of 4 October – At some point in the three weeks before 4 October, offenders broke into a home on Southam By-Pass, Southam after smashing through the front doors. Once inside, the offenders carried out a very messy search but it is not clear if anything was stolen.
Incident 88 of 6 October – At 1.30pm on 6 October, the resident of a home in Hartshorne Road, Bishops Itchington saw three males in the rear garden. The males had jemmied open the rear door of the house, causing damage to the door frame. Once they realised that they had been spotted, the offenders quickly made off, via the side of the house. Nothing appears to have been stolen.
Warwickshire Trading Standards – Rogue Trader & Scam Alerts
Please read and share the following Warwickshire Trading Standards Scam and Rogue Trader Alerts:
Bogus Police phone call warning
Fraudsters are pretending to be Police Officers in order to steal bank account information, Warwickshire Trading Standards understands.
Members of the public have reported several incidents where they have received phone calls from people claiming to be Police Officers investigating a crime involving their bank cards. The callers then ask for bank card details, including long numbers, sort codes, the security number on the back and PINs.
The information is then used to scam them out of thousands of pounds.
No Police Force will ever ask you for bank details in this way.
NEVER divulge any bank/card information to people who phone you. If you believe the caller is genuine, ask to phone back on a publicly listed telephone number.
Unclaimed parcel scam
Warwickshire Trading Standards are warning residents to beware of emails that carry the words ‘Unclaimed Parcel’ or similar. These bogus emails, which typically are not addressed directly to the recipient, but instead use their email address, encourage the recipient to click on a link to ‘Activate’ their delivery.
There is also often a reference to the potential ‘value’ of the package, which is usually very high.
Clicking on links in bogus emails can expose your PC to viruses. NEVER click on a link or download an attachment in a suspicious email. Always DELETE them.
Solar panel owners warned of rogue trader ‘cleaning’ services
Owners of solar panels are warned to beware of rogue traders door knocking in the Warwickshire area offering to clean their roofs. The rogue traders give the false impression that they are working on behalf of the solar panel installers and suggest to the home owners that their roof is due a clean due to the length of time the solar panels have been installed.
The rogues are reported to be charging between £1300 and £1700 for work that is overpriced and is more likely to damage the roof (and the solar panels) than clean it. Homeowners are advised not to allow people to pressure wash their roofs. Pressure washing roofs can lead to the roof tiles lifting.
The rogue traders may also be involved in other forms of criminal activity and may be taking the opportunity to scope people’s homes for burglaries.
NEVER buy goods or services from an unexpected doorstep trader. Keep your door CLOSED.
Rogue traders masquerading as genuine businesses
Rogue doorstep traders are masquerading as genuine businesses both on the doorstep and online to get work warn Warwickshire Trading Standards. One Warwickshire resident thought they were employing a genuine landscaping business but when the workers turned up, they were clearly bogus, not using correct PPE (personal protective equipment) or possessing insurance.
If you are interested in employing a particular business to carry out work at your property, check their name, address and contact details against several sources (classified advertisements, Google searches etc.) to ensure you are contacting the correct business.
Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.
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