|RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of criminal damage in Horn Lane, Empingham. Unknown person(s) have damaged a large amount of crops by driving through them. This incident occurred between 10/02/2019 19:00 & 11/02/2019 07:00.
One report of a burglary residential to a shed in Knossington Rd, Braunston. Unknown person(s) have forced entry but nothing taken This incident occurred between 15/02/2019 07:00 & 15/02/2019 13:00.
One report of theft in Wing Hall Drive, Wing. Unknown person(s) have taken a caravan from a park site This incident occurred between 10/12/2018 12:00 & 11/12/2018 08:00.
One report of theft in Braunston Rd, Brooke. Unknown person(s) have taken a trailer from farm yard. This incident occurred between 14/02/2019 20:00 & 16/02/2019 07:00.
One report of criminal damage in Cottesmore Rd, Exton. Unknown person(s) have damaged rear vehicle windscreen. This incident occurred between 16/02/2019 13:00 & 16/02/2019 14:30.
One report of criminal damage in Stapleford Rd, Whissendine. Unknown person(s) have damaged a barbwire fence and hedge. This incident occurred between 14/02/2019 00:00 & 15/02/2019 23:59.
Two reports of theft of vehicles from Stamford Rd & Hambleton Close, Oakham. Both incidents appear to be keyless entry thefts. One suspect detained and currently helping Police with their enquires. These incidents occurred in the early hours of 18/02/2019.
Beat Surgery at Barrowden Community Shop on 23rd February between 11:00 & 12:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Town Hall on 26th February between 18:30 & 19:30.
Beat Surgery at Whitwell Harbour on 5th March between 10:30 & 11:30.
Beat Surgery at Costa Coffee, Oakham on 13th March between 10:00 & 11:00.
Refresher Driving Courses – Rutland County Council is offering refresher driving theory courses aimed at drivers in Rutland. These courses are for Rutland residents who would like to update their knowledge as well as learn how to drive more safely and efficiently. The courses are currently free for Rutland residents and cost £30 for non-residents. They consist of a 21/2 hour theory discussion and a voucher for a one hour practical session with a local driving instructor at a later date.
The next courses are being held at our offices in Oakham on the following dates:
For more information or to book your place telephone: 01572 758248 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Message Sent By
Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)
Report received of suspects posing as Police Officers making telephone contact with residents in Whissendine, stating they are making enquiries about the victims bank and fraudulent money they are issuing to customers. The suspects ask the victim to help them by going to their bank and withdrawing cash so that the police can prove the bank is issuing fraudlent money to their customers. The suspects then attend the home of the victim and collect the cash and state this is for evidence.
This is a scam, no Police Force would ask a member of the public to help them with this type of enquiry nor take cash from them. If you are contacted please inform Rutland police (info of PC 1742 Appleton) via Tel 101.
Information from PC 1742Appleton
Rutland Police North Beat.
The warning below has been received from the Action Fraud Administrator National.
|Lonely Hearts Romance Fraudster Alert
The NFIB have become aware of techniques used by romance fraudsters against people using dating sites. Not only will they steal your heart they will steal your money and your identification.
When you think you’ve met the perfect partner through an online dating website or app, but the other person is using a fake profile to form a relationship with you. They’re using the site to gain your trust and ask you for money or enough personal information to steal your identity.
A dating fraudster, previously involved in deceiving people that wanted a friendship explained how they would create fake accounts with social media platforms so that their details matched and could be searched. By appearing to be a real person their fake persona could be corroborated by prospective partners searching their background and believe them to be genuine The fraudster said:
“People like to live in fairy tales to say it won’t happen to me. I make sure all my conversations are bespoke. I will show insecurity myself about trusting people and this helps allude to them that I’m genuine.”
The fraudster will also utilise as many accessible online research tools to explore people’s information for their own personal gain or sell onwards. The fraudster elaborated and explained:
“I use various online directories to find out about the person. Once I have enough, I use it to milk everything I can using their details or sell them on to other fraudsters via the dark web”
When asked how people could check if a person is real. The romance fraudster offered advice for others searching for a relationship. They told us that after you see a picture of them:
“Ask for them to send you another photo of themselves posing with their thumbs up or waving. It’s like a form of 2 factor authentication and makes it hard to do if it’s not an original picture”
What you need to do
· Avoid sharing too many personal details when on online dating profiles. Revealing your full name, date of birth, or full home address may lead to your identity being stolen.
· Never respond to any requests to send money, or have money transferred into your account by someone you don’t know and trust. These types of requests should always raise a red flag. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it.
· Pick a reputable dating website or app, and use the built-in messaging service. Fraudsters want to quickly switch to social media or texting so there’s no evidence of them asking you for money.
|Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)
Below is an official looking e-mail received by one of our members in Oakham. It is false. Do not attempt to Setup a New Direct Debit.
If you receive one please report online to National Action Fraud at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
From: “TV.LICENSING.EMAILS.COMMUNICATION.email@example.com” <TV.LICENSING.EMAILS.COMMUNICATION.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019 at 09:18
To: “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: YOUR DIRECT DEBIT HAS BEEN CANCELLED – ID 30501048438411881058137