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Neighbourhood Alert Reports

These reports are as received from the Police Cooordinator, and not edited by me
March 14 2019
Scam Warning - Fake Tv Licensing Emails

An ongoing TV Licensing phishing campaign, first identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) in September 2018, continues to be reported to Action Fraud in high numbers. Fraudsters are sending the public fake TV Licensing emails that are designed to steal their personal and financial information. Since April 2018, Action Fraud has received over 900 crime reports with victim losses totalling more than £830,000.

How you can protect yourself:

Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.
Don’t assume a phone call or email is authentic, even if someone knows your basic details (such as your name or address). Remember, criminals can spoof phone numbers and email addresses to appear as companies you know and trust, such as TV Licensing.
Your bank will never call and ask you for your PIN, full banking password, or ask you to transfer money out of your account.

What to do if you’ve fallen victim:

Let your bank know as soon as possible and monitor your bank statements regularly for any unusual activity.
If you suspect your identity may have been stolen you can check your credit file quickly and easily online. Use a reputable service provider and follow up on any unexpected or suspicious results.
If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to Action Fraud at actionfraud.police.uk, or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

March 7 2019
Witness Appeal - Following Reported Assault - Christchurch

Officers investigating reports of an assault in the Highcliffe area of Christchurch are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

The incident occurred sometime between 4.45pm and 5pm on Saturday 2 March 2019.

A man aged in his 50s was jogging in Hinton Wood Avenue when he became involved in an incident involving two youths on pedal cycles.

It was reported that the youths followed the man on their bikes as he ran toward Lymington Road and into Wharncliffe Road, before heading down Beacon Drive and into Ranelagh Road.

In Ranelagh Road the man was allegedly challenged by a man and woman who arrived on the scene in a white vehicle. He reported that he was assaulted by this man and woman as well as one of the youths and sustained head injuries that required an assessment in hospital.

A 36-year-old local woman and a 33-year-old local man have been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and have been released under investigation as officers continue to make enquiries.

Police Constable Paul Mellor, of Dorset Police, said: “Our investigation into this incident is ongoing and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this altercation, or who has any information that can assist our enquiries, to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at
www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190032485. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Message Sent By
Shirley Craft (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Communications and Engagement)

March 7 2019
Fake Pet Advert Warning From Action Fraud

Warning from Action Fraud: Fraudsters are posting advertisements for non-existent animals and pet accessories online.

They’ve received thousands of reports with victims reporting a total loss of over £3 million.

For further details: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/pawsforthought

Message Sent By
Phil Rogers (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire Corporate Communications)


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