3 – Community Alerts

3 – Community Alerts
October 31, 2019 Comments Off on 3 – Community Alerts Police Nomad

Cars Broken Into At Remote Rural Car Parks

Police have received a number of reports recently of vehicle being broken into in remote rural locations and car parks.

We are advising not to leave any valuables in view within the vehicles to prevent the vehicles being damaged and items stolen.

Our advise is to take any valuables with you or to lock them out of sight in the boot of the car. Unfortunately we have had a number of vehicle boots broken into in rural locations where offenders are looking for valuables in the cars.

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott

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Halloween

Families with children going out this evening to do Trick or Treating please only go to houses that have pumpkins outside.

There will be a lot of elderly residents that will be afraid of people knocking on their door and will not answer.

Have fun and we will be out patrolling this evening to see who has the best costume!!

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott

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HMRC Scam Phone Calls – Threats To Be Arrested

Fraudsters are “cloning” phone numbers used by the taxman and calling people in a scheme to rip them off, police and fraud experts have warned.

The official income tax helpline for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is being used to threaten victims by claiming warrants have been issued for their arrest because of unpaid taxes.
People who use the web to check the number – usually 0300 200 3300 – are finding the top Google result confirms it belongs to HMRC.

Some phones will automatically display the number as “HM Revenue & Customs”.
Despite the apparently legitimate number, the call is actually from fraudsters.
A growing number of complaints and warnings on social media from victims and police suggest that some people are being fooled.

Scammers have often left voice messages and emails pretending to be from HMRC, but the number “cloning” tactic could be enough to persuade some people to transfer money.

An HMRC spokesperson has said “We will never call you out of the blue asking for money”.
“This type of fraud, known as ‘number spoofing’, works by fraudsters cloning the telephone number of the organisation or person they want to impersonate, which in some cases can be the HMRC,” these call need to be reported to for Action Fraud. https://www.actionfraud.police.uk

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott

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