Saturday, 23 November 2013

@NAT - Courier Scams

If you’re contacted by your bank asking you to cancel your debit card following suspicious activity you might feel relieved that you’re accounts are being well protected... or you could be about to fall for a cunning scam.
Warning: Courier Scams

Called the 'Courier Scam', it's targeting elderly and vulnerable people across the UK and has already caused many to hand over their savings.

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@WAR - Darker Nights Campaign

Warwickshire Police Force

Take A Few Simple Steps To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Burglary

illustration of houses
  • Set a timer switch to turn your lights on when it gets dark – unlit houses are a give away that no one is at home.
  • Lock your doors, patios and downstairs windows - even when you are in. Make sure you double check them again before you go to bed.
  • If you have a burglar alarm, make sure you set it when you got out and also when you go to bed.
  • Don’t leave car keys, ID cards or valuables near windows, doors or letterboxes, where burglars can reach through to steal them.
  • Lock your garden gates and side entrances. Don’t leave tools lying around in the garden which could be used to break in to your home.
If you have information about a burglary phone the police on 101

@WAR - Latest Incidents reported to Warwickshire Police

Please be advised that we had two incidents reported this morning.
Between Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November a Catalytic converter was stolen from a VW Vivaro van parked on the Kineton Rd Industrial Estate incident 94 - 22/11/13 refers.
Catalytic marking kits can be purchased from Southam Police station or NHW Sainsbury's, Leamington Shopping Park, Leamington Spa for £5.00.
Also overnight a Landrover Defender had its bonnet and spare wheel stolen from Westfield Rd Southam. Incident 67 - 22/11/13
If you have any information regarding the above please contact Warwickshire Police on 101.
Southam Farm Watch
Telephone 01926 684984
Voicemail 14984
Please access our website for the latest news in the Stratford District and also Southam SNT newsletters. In a non emergency or to report a crime dial 101

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

@WAR - Beware fake car insurance

Warwickshire and West Mercia motorists warned about fake insurance

Drivers across Warwickshire and West Mercia are being warned about fraudsters selling fake motor insurance policies over the internet or in person.

The warning has been issued by Detective Chief Inspector Paul Williamson, who heads cyber crime investigation for the two forces.

Hundreds of motorists in various parts of the country have already been conned by the practice – known as “ghost broking”.

Monday, 11 November 2013

@NAT - Suspicious Activity - Some examples and a surprising consequence

“Suspicious”, dictionary definition; “inclined or tending to believe that something is wrong”
Phrases used in police bulletins
‘Anyone who saw anything suspicious’
‘Report anyone acting suspiciously’
The above phrases have been taken from recent online police incident reports and I wonder how many people would have responded if they had realised  that what they had seen was ‘suspicious’?

And to develop this a bit further, how many people would recognise suspicious activity in any context.