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13-Dec-2016 09:13 PM
Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters. The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from Lloyds and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative. The letter tells recipients that there have been some “unusual transactions” on their personal account and asks them to call a number highlighted in bold to confirm they are genuine. When victims call the number, an automated welcome message is played and the caller is asked to enter their card number, account number and sort code followed by their date of birth.Victims are then instructed to enter the first and last digit of their security number.The fraud was spotted by the Daily Telegraph who was alerted to it by a reader who had three identical letters sent to an office address. On separate occasions the Daily Telegraph ran some tests using fake details and were passed to fraudsters who claimed to be from a Lloyds contact centre. The bank has confirmed that the phone number and letters are fake. The letters are essentially a sophisticated phishing attempt and serves as a warning to consumers to question written correspondence from their banks.
15-Dec-2016 05:41 PM
We've been made aware of a group that are asking to gain access into residents' homes to 'check drainage' on behalf of the council. They are not our contractors. If you are ever in doubt ask for ID and don't be afraid to close the door on someone you don't know or trust. Please pass this message on to anyone who may be vulnerable to bogus traders on the doorstep.
We've been made aware of a group that are asking to gain access into residents' homes to 'check drainage' on behalf of the council. They are not our contractors. If you are ever in doubt ask for ID and don't be afraid to close the door on someone you don't know or trust.
Please pass this message on to anyone who may be vulnerable to bogus traders on the doorstep.
5-Jan-2017 08:06 PM
Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “[email protected]” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification. The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches. The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information. Amazon says that suspicious e-mails will often contain:Links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk, but aren't Amazon.co.uk.Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer.Typos or grammatical errors.Forged (or spoofed) e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from Amazon.co.uk. Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.You can read more about identifying suspicious emails claiming to be from Amazon by visiting https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489210 To report a fraud or cyber crime, call us on 0300 123 2040.
17-Jan-2017 12:41 PM
This message is dated Monday 16th January 2017 for Windsor.
Silver Nitrous Oxide Capsules
These are the small silver, or green pressurised capsules containing NO2 – Nitrous Oxide, used to make whipped cream. Question Just before Christmas I found approximately 20 - 30 used nitrous oxide capsules, along with empty boxes which had contained them, outside my property. Since then, I regularly find these silver capsules thrown into my garden along with the associated balloons, used to inhale the gas. I have also found capsules elsewhere. Is there a huge increase in the use of these "legal highs" in our area and, if so, is there anything we can do about it ? Answer Unfortunately these capsules are now found everywhere – sometimes in large numbers, particularly if there has been a party in the area. They use a ‘cracker’ to pierce the capsule – which looks like a short piece of pipe, which fits onto the capsule. They attach a balloon to the other end, so that when they ‘crack’ the capsule, the gas is collected. They then inhale the gas, within the balloon. Young people are not permitted to buy these capsules from a shop, so they buy them online in boxes of 20 / 24, which are then simply delivered. The gas filled balloons are sold at parties, for about £5 each. If you have young people at home who are party goers, can you please keep an eye on any small parcels that are being delivered ???? Packets of balloons ?? Can you also keep an eye out for piles of used capsules ? If say, there is a pile of more than 10 / 15, can you email the location to me ??? Regarding the law - possession of the capsules for a legitimate purpose, for personal use, is legal. The criminal offence under the Psychoactive Substances Act, which came into effect on the 25th May 2016 – is ‘to Supply for Human Consumption’. Online suppliers, get around the law, by specifying that ‘they are not for human consumption’. This is the same Act that banned the sale of ‘Legal Highs’ in shops – where again, the shops simply printed on the packet – ‘Not for Human Consumption’ and could therefore sell them ! You or I, could go into a catering shop / go online and buy them for our whipped cream maker / soda stream perfectly legitimately, but a 14 year old lad / older teenager, could who could easily go online and buy a box of 20 / 24 capsules, could hardly maintain, they are for his ‘legitimate personal use’, particularly if he is caught with them in school, or at a party ! Young people may see this as harmless, but a police record for ‘supplying drugs’, does not look good on a C.V. !
Young people need to be warned about the consequences of their actions, that they may believe to be inconsequential!
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24-Jan-2017 12:29 AM
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 completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer. Once payment is made the victims of the scam soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.Protect yourselfAlways check the email address is exactly the same as previous correspondence with the genuine contact. For any request of payment via email verify the validity of the request with a phone call to the person who carried out the work.Check the email for spelling and grammar as these signs can indicate that the email is not genuine.Payments via bank transfer offer no financial protection; consider using alternative methods such as a credit card or PayPal which offer protection and an avenue for recompense.If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.
26-Jan-2017 08:38 PM
3-Feb-2017 04:46 PM
... took a call today from an Asian girl called ‘Lisa’, introducing herself as being from the IT Support at Windows. She asked to speak to the owner of the computer, as there was a serious error. Their records show that for a couple of months now, some people had been using our computer, for illegal activities. I told her that my husband was not available, as he was sick in bed, but she said that this was urgent, so she had to speak to him. When I said no, she said "Listen, this is serious, so put him on the phone to me" I was incensed and told her not to speak to me in this manner, that her call was an invasion of my privacy, I knew what they were up to and please remove me from their records. Her response to that, was no, they would not remove me from their records and will call me, again and again!! I said fine, I would report her to the police, which she didn't seem to care about, so I cut her off. Do these people ever give up ? Hopefully there are no vulnerable people still out there, who would fall for this scam and divulge their details and that one day, these people will be stopped. Whoever employs these people and trains them to behave is such an aggressive and pushy manner needs to be penalised, and heavily. Please let people know the Windows are definitely out there again.
8-Feb-2017 12:10 PM
10-Feb-2017 12:59 PM
Yesterday a scam email entitled “Sex Offender Map of Your Area” was distributed. Our advice is to not open the email or the links contained within it. While the sender of the original email indicated that it was issued “on behalf of Neighborhood Alert _Kids Live Safe” we can assure you that this message did not come from our Alert system and your information and details remain absolutely secure. If you receive an email that you are unsure about do not open it or click on any links within it. If in doubt – delete the email without opening – this will help to keep you and your personal details secure and safe. You can report fraud and scams, or get advice from the UK’s national fraud reporting centre Action Fraud. Visit Action Fraud’s website for more information. Sent on behalf of Corporate Communications, Thames Valley Police
13-Feb-2017 04:53 PM
20-Feb-2017 05:29 PM
This message is dated Monday 20th February 2017 for Windsor Quite a bit of crime over the weekend ! This is why it is essential for everyone to report suspicious cars and people to the Police Enquiry Centre (PEC) immediately, and not wait 20 minutes to convince yourself. Our instincts are there to protect us. If you think something feels wrong – IT WILL BE!
If your attention is drawn to someone or a car and you think – ‘What are they up to?’ The answer is ‘NO GOOD!’
Phone the information through to the PEC on the 101 number and tell the operator that you don’t need police attendance, you are just passing on intelligence under the Jigsaw Principle – a small piece of intelligence which may be part of a bigger picture. Lads sitting quietly before they do a ‘job’ perhaps, or sitting in a quiet road after a ‘job’, in case the police are around. IF IN DOUBT – RING 101
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