RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of theft in Suthern Close, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have taken vehicle wing mirror. This incident occurred between 09/03/2019 22:00 & 11/03/2019 08:00.
One report of theft in Main St, Empingham. Unknown person(s) have taken both vehicle number plates. This incident occurred between 12/03/2019 17:00 & 13/03/2019 06:00.
One report of theft in Catmose St, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have entered vehicle and taken tools. This incident occurred between 13/03/2019 13:00 & 13/03/2019 15:30.
One report of criminal damage in Aldgate, Ketton. Unknown person(s) have smashed vehicle window. This incident occurred between 12/03/2019 23:00 & 13/03/2019 07:00.
One report of theft in Church Lane, Morcott. Unknown person(s) have taken both vehicle number plates. This incident occurred between 16/03/2019 10:30 & 16/03/2019 10:40.
One report of theft in Normanton Rd, Edith Weston. Unknown person(s) have entered vehicle and taken property. This incident occurred between 16/03/2019 11:35 & 17/03/2019 12:30.
One report of criminal damage in Grantham Lane, Empingham. Unknown person(s) have damaged a fence. This incident occurred between 17/03/2019 09:29 & 17/03/2019 11:10.
Beat Surgery at Ketton Library Community Hub on 21st March between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church 22nd March between10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Ram Jam service station on 8th April between 10:00 & 11:00.
Top tips to help you wise up to fraud
Always question uninvited approaches – Contact the company directly using an email or phone number that you can check is genuine.
Don’t share personal information – Never reveal your password or share your card details over email. Check the address of any website you’re on. Be careful with the level of detail shared on Social Media sites and check your privacy settings.
Update your passwords –Try to change your passwords at least twice a year. Don’t use a password that can be easily guessed and make sure that your Online Banking password isn’t the same one you use for other websites.
Check bank statements regularly – If there are any transactions that you don’t recognise, always contact your bank.
Check your credit report – If someone has used your name to take out a loan or credit card, it may not show on your statements. Check your credit report at least once a year for any unusual activity.
Regular updates – Always update your computer, tablet and smartphone operating systems
as soon as they become available and install anti-virus software.
Shred important documents – Shred any paperwork that reveals personal information, such as bank statements, card details and other sensitive data.
Register for Voice ID – This is an additional layer of security that protects your account and makes it easy for you to call if you have a problem – no passwords to remember.
Banks would never:
- Phone and ask for your pin or password, even by tapping them into your phone keypad.IN
- Ask you to provide numbers to us over the phone from an e-mail, text message or from your secure key.
- Ask you to transfer money into another ‘safe’ account in your name – even if we suspect fraud.
- Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to us for safekeeping.
- Send someone to your home to collect cash, your PIN, cards or cheque books, even if you are a victim of fraud.