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RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF

Alert message sent 28/01/2019 10:02:00

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RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of criminal damage in Barleythorpe Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have thrown a bottle at a vehicle causing minor damage. This incident occurred between 21/01/2019 03:38 & 21/01/2019 12:11.
One report of criminal damage in Leicester Rd, Uppingham. Unknown person has smashed the outer pane of glass on a secondary glazing unit. This incident occurred between 25/12/2018 11:00 & 31/12/2018 11:00.
One report of theft in Manor Lane, Tixover. Unknown person(s) have removed vehicle wheel nuts resulting in wheel falling off. This incident occurred between 21/11/2018 00:01 & 21/11/2018 23:55.
Events
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Town Hall on 29th January between 18:30 & 19:30.
Beat Surgery at Oakham Town Hall on 6th February between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Ryhall Post Office on 14th February between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Barrowden Community Shop on 23rd February between 11:00 & 12:00.
Latest News
Account takeover fraud - This growing crime is a form of identity theft, where a fraudster gains control of a victim’s bank or credit card account and then makes unauthorised payments.
How this could happen
A fraudster calls, impersonating your internet provider. They tell you that you have some connection problems. To fix the problem, they ask you to log onto your computer and download a specific piece of software.  This software allows the fraudster to see your screen. They then ask you to log into your online banking account. The
fraudster now has the opportunity to steal your banking details and move money out of your account.
You call your bank and the bank gain access to your computer (The bank would do this)
You receive a call, even one asking you to call them back, to gain access to your computer (The fraudster would do this)
An example of account takeover fraud
The caller offers you a refund and “accidentally” sends you too much money and asks you to return the overpayment. This creates a new payment to the fraudster on your account and now the fraudster can transfer money from your account to the fraudster’s account.
If in doubt contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit their website www.actionfraud.police.uk
Scammers target NatWest and RBS customers - Read more:
https://www.which.co.uk/news/2019/01/which-issues-warning-as-scammers-target-natwest-and-rbs-customers/
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call Leicestershire Police by dialing 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

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