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Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of criminal damage in Derwent Drive, Oakham.  Unknown persons have damaged vehicle paintwork. This incident occurred between 02/10/2019 16:40 & 02/10/2019 16:40.
One report of a burglary residential to an unoccupied dwelling in Cold Overton Rd, Oakham. Unknown persons have gained entry by a rear window and appear to have used the property as a gathering place. No property taken. This incident occurred between 22/08/2019 10:00 & 30/09/2019 10:00.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Ermine Rise, Great Casterton. Unknown persons have removed vehicle number plate. This incident occurred between 01/10/2019 20:00 & 02/10/2019 06:00.
One report of theft in Wheatfield Way, Barleythorpe. Unknown persons have taken property from the side of the house. This incident occurred between 05/10/2019 18:40 & 05/10/2019 18:45.
Beat Surgery at Empingham Methodist Church on 7th Oct between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Costa Coffee, Oakham on 9th Oct between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 25th Oct between 10:00 & 11:00
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Two-factor authentication (2FA) can help protect your online accounts, even if your password is stolen - Whether it’s your Twitter, Amazon, or Netflix account, the explosion in popularity of online apps and services means more and more of us have to remember an increasingly long list of passwords.  
Unfortunately, some of us cope with this challenge by resorting to practices that leave our data, devices and money at risk - using the same password across multiple accounts, or by creating simple passwords that could easily be guessed by a fraudster. Bad password practice is more prevalent than you might think. Data breach analysis carried out by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre found that more than 23 million users worldwide used 123456 as a password.
But let’s say you’re not one of those people, and you use strong, unique passwords for each of your online accounts. That’s a great start, but you could still be vulnerable to phishing attacks or data breaches. Even the most complex password offers you no protection if you’ve typed it into the ‘password’ field of what you thought was your bank’s genuine website, or if a plain-text version is leaked in a data breach. That’s why an additional layer of security is essential to properly securing your accounts.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a way of strengthening the login security of your online accounts. It's a bit like how an ATM works. You need both your debit card (first factor) and your PIN (second factor) to get access to your account. The main objective is better security. If your card is stolen, they still need your PIN. If your PIN is stolen, they still need your card. 
Online accounts with 2FA enabled work in a similar way. They require you to verify your identity using your password (first factor), as well as a randomised code (second factor) that’s delivered to your mobile phone. If your password is stolen, they still need your phone. If your phone is stolen, they still need your password. You should enable 2FA on all of your important online accounts, such as your email, or any account that holds your personal or financial details. 
For instructions on how to enable 2FA on popular online services, visit 
For more simple tips on how to protect yourself online, visit
If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber-crime, report it to Action Fraud at 
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can:
Visit our website
Call 101 (always call 999 in an emergency)
Call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111
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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

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