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|Neighbourhood Watch Updates 22 November, 2015|
Neighbourhood Watch Updates;
Cold Calling …
Recently the Police advised communities that various items of power equipment were being offered for sale locally by COLD CALLERS. We are also aware that there are currently various services being offered to Parishioners via a liveried vehicle. Services offered in this way will not carry the normal safeguards relating to fair trading or they may also be being used to identify targets for nefarious activities. Should you see anything suspicious please report this to the Police on 101 giving as much detail as possible.
Courier Scams …
A courier scam has recently been reported in Ruislip, London, where a resident received a phone call from a fake 'courier' company saying a parcel was on its way. On arrival, the recipient was asked to pay a small delivery charge by credit or debit card. Unknown to them, the handheld machine was used to clone their card and, later, to withdraw a large amount of money from various cash machines.
A friend has reported that a relative in Peterborough had a neighbour who answered the door to a person wanting to deliver a bunch of flowers and a bottle of wine. The neighbour was told that there was a charge of £2.50 for the delivery of alcohol and should be paid by debit/credit card. The neighbour put a card into the card box held by the caller who had typed in the amount and then asked for the pin number to be entered. Apparently the sum to be authorised was hidden by the caller's finger/thumb and a large sum of money was authorised - probably £250.
A lady I know in Kettering has fallen victim to this. She had a knock on the door from a courier who said he was trying to deliver a parcel to her neighbour but they were out, so could she take it in and sign for it. She did this. Moments later there was another knock at the door when a different guy said there had been a mistake and it was the wrong parcel. He asked for it back and said he would return with the correct one. She handed it over and, of course, never saw the man or parcel again. Her neighbour was never the less billed for the parcel.
Thefts from a vehicle … No.1
Thefts from a vehicle … No.2
Please pass this message to any members of friends who drive vans and particularly Ford Transit vans.
Remember … A safe neighbourhood is a vigilant one
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