NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Information on this page has been supplied by Neighbourhood Watch for Rutland or from the Leicestershire/Rutland Police Force

  • Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Alerts

    The Link to the Rutland Neighbourhood Watch App. It is highly recommend you download the App. You will receive all the ALERTS issued by the Police and NHW for Rutland and sometimes beyond.

  • Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Website

    This is a fairly new website and is worth a regular visit to keep up to date with local Neighbourhood Watch matters.

**Rogue Traders are currently operating in the Melton and Rutland areas** 27/5

Traders are cold calling residents offering driveway work. This work is often substandard, not required and the price inflated. Consumers are also unable to claim on any warranty if they have not been given the correct paperwork and business information.

Our advice is always not to buy at the door and never to pay in cash. Always check the credentials of any company you agree to carry out work for you and obtain at least 3 quotes to allow you to make the most informed decision.

Remember if you're not sure, don't open the door. To report, or for free advice and guidance, please contact 0808 223 1133.

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Message Sent By
Jake Spruce (Police, PCSO, Melton and Rutland NPA)

Another Suspicious Vehicle To Be Aware of 26/5


A resident of Knossington has reported seeing a high top panel van hanging around the village.

White Citroen Relay - BJ64UVS

We have had suspicious vehicles in some of our rural areas and one or two thefts and burglaries.

We will be out tonight patrolling our rural areas and please keep your eyes peeled for any 'dodgy' vehicles

Rod Smart
Sgt2992

Message Sent By
Roderick Smart (Police, Sergeant 2992, Melton and Rutland)

Fraud Info 21/5

We have had reports of a male in a white estate car with pressure washer in boot going around to residents in Rutland using several different local Business Names suggesting he is a relation of this business. Please be mindful to check any credentials of anyone carrying out work at your property.

Message Sent By
Laurie Appleton (Police, PC, Melton and Rutland - Rutland north)

Speed Checks - Rutland - 19-05-20

With less cars on the roads at present we are receiving more and more complaints of speeding especially through the villages of Rutland. Therefore we will be out with the speed laser gun this week conducting checks and taking positive action against those drivers found offending.

Message Sent By
Peter Icke (Police,PC,Melton and Rutland NPA)

Do You Know What the Silent Solution Is? 12/5

If you are in danger and not able to speak, listen to the questions our 999 operatives will ask and make yourself heard by coughing or tapping the headset. If prompted, they may ask you to press 55 so we know your call is a genuine emergency.

Please make sure you are listening to the questions you're asked, and if you are able to provide us any information at all, your location is the most important.

Remember, You are Not Alone.

If you are not in immediate danger, you can report to us, discreetly online at www.leics.police.uk

If you are at risk or experiencing Domestic Abuse you can still seek refuge and support is still available to you. The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is free to call 24/7 on 0808 2000 247.

Find out more: www.gov.uk/domestic-abuse

Thank you for reading, please share this email and/or the attached images found on the link at the bottom of this email.

Stay safe and take care.

PLEASE DO NOT REPORT CRIME THROUGH THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD LINK MESSAGING SERVICE. PLEASE REPORT CRIME ONLINE AT http://www.leics.police.uk OR BY CALLING 101.

ALWAYS PHONE 999 IN AN EMERGENCY.

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Message Sent By
Jake Spruce (Police, PCSO, Leicestershire)

Warning Regarding Fake Bank Letters 30/4

Warning regarding fake bank letters.

The public should be on the lookout for a sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters.

The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from banks 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 or that there is an outstanding payment that needs to be paid immediately and asks them to call a number highlighted in bold to confirm they are genuine.

Automated messages are then harvesting details.
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.
Sophisticated phishing

The letters are essentially a sophisticated phishing attempt and serves as a warning to consumers to question written correspondence from their banks.

If you are ever suspicious about correspondence from your bank you should call the customer serviced number on the back of your card.

We are asking people to remain vigilant. Please would you pledge to #Tell2 elderly neighbours or relatives who may not have access our community alerts and pass on this advice. Help us to protect others.

To report a fraud and cyber crime and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.

In an emergency dial 999

Please do not report crime or Incidents via 'Neighbourhood Link' as the messages are not always monitored.


Rebecca Spilane
Fraud Vulnerability Officer
Leicestershire Police

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Message Sent By
Rebecca Spilane (Leicestershire Police, Economic Crime Unit,Fraud Vulnerability Officer,Leicestershire)

New Suspicious Phishing Email Reporting Facility 23/4

Unfortunately, over the last few weeks there has been a marked increase in both Covid-19 type scams, but also in phishing emails of all types – "banks", Netflix, HMRC, DVLA, Supermarket vouchers and surveys to name just a few

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have launched a new reporting service for suspicious emails.

Anyone can now forward suspicious emails to report@phishing.gov.uk

The service has been co-developed with the City of London Police. As well as helping to identify and take down malicious sites, it will also help by identifying new patterns in online offending.

For further information : https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/report-suspicious-emails

If you think you have been a victim of fraud or a cybercrime, please contact Action Fraud on
0300 123 2040 or contact www.actionfraud.police.uk


REMEMBER TO ALWAYS #TAKEFIVE : NO MATTER HOW LEGITIMATE AN EMAIL LOOKS, NEVER CLICK ON A LINK TO LOG IN OR RESOLVE AN ISSUE. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ANY SORT OF ACCOUNT, LOG IN VIA A BROWSWER OR AN APP TO CHECK.


Follow our Twitter account @LeicsCyberAware and our Facebook account Leicestershire Police Cyber Aware for daily updates on cyber, fraud and scams.

Infographics attached with more details on phishing emails.

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Message Sent By
Sam Hancock (Police, Cyber Protect Officer, Leicestershire)

Successful Arrests Following Livestock Thefts

Good morning 23/4

Following a recent message that I sent out regarding theft of livestock within adjoining forces, I am pleased to report that a stolen lamb was recovered from a vehicle in Welford by Warwickshire Police. Thanks to a member of the public who called the Police, the vehicle was stopped and the lamb was found inside the vehicle along with a number of tools.

Three persons were arrested following the stop of the vehicle and with the help of a local farmer, the location the lamb was from was identified and it was happily reunited with its mother where it immediately began to suckle. Enquiries for this incident are on going.

Please continue to remain vigilant and if you see something, say something. Information you provide the Police could be vital to getting positive results like that above.

Keep safe.

Emma

PC 237 HOLMES

Message Sent By
Emma-Louise Holmes (Police, Rural Crime Team, North West Leicestershire )