Category Archives: Crime Prevention

Puppy and Kitten farms – a warning

Please be aware that unscrupulous fraudsters are selling pets via auction websites. Personally I recommend that you visit the breeder, see the animals first hand and check for yourself what you are supporting and buying into. Mail order pets are … Continue reading

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Holiday’s are coming and so are fraudsters.

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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Cold Caller Alert! (and thats not a weather warning Hart folk)

Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service is reminding residents to be alert to cold callers at the door.  Recent reports involve a cold caller purporting to be an officer from the Office of Fair Trading investigating a company that previously … Continue reading

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Amazon “Order” Scam – beware

Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “service@amazon.co.uk” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification. The scam … Continue reading

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Increase in Cycle Thefts

easy ways to protect and assist in recovery of your stolen bike. Please record your serial number today. Also : Get an approved bike lock. Look for the Sold Secure logo on approved locks. Always lock your bike at home, even … Continue reading

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Fake Bank Letters

  Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) 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 … Continue reading

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On-line Security – take this survey!

The City of London Police, in partnership with Get Safe Online, has put together a National Cyber Crime Survey. Its purpose is to learn about people’s awareness of online safety and experiences of cybercrime, with a view to improve our … Continue reading

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