RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of an attempted theft from a vehicle in Wing Hall Drive, Wing. Unknown person(s) have caused damage to the vehicle by removing the front lock barrels, no entry gained and nothing taken. This incident occurred between 24/06/2017 10:30 & 24/06/2017 17:25.
Beat Surgery & Property Marking Event at Sykes Lane car park, Rutland Water on 18th July between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at the Methodist Church, Orange Street, Uppingham on 21st July between 10:30 & 11:30.
Beat Surgery at Costa Coffee in Church St, Oakham on 21st July between 14:00 & 15:00.
Scam Alert - A new fake email claiming to be from BT is attempting to trick victims into automatically downloading Dridex banking malware.
The emails entitled ‘New BT bill’ contains a link that automatically downloads a malicious file called ‘BT bill.zip’ once clicked. What makes this scam email unique is the Dridex malware starts downloading without a webpage being opened.
Once installed, the Dridex malware is designed to steal personal information such as usernames and passwords by eavesdropping, with the ultimate goal of getting into bank accounts and stealing cash.
If you receive one of these emails do not click on any links. Instead, go to the BT website directly and log in from there to view your bills. BT would never send you an email with an attachment.
Another scam claiming to be from BT is a call saying they are sending out a new hub as BT has been subjected to a cyber-attack. They then ask you to start your computer and tell you what settings to change. This can also lead to malware being downloaded and result in personal information being stolen. As above, go to the BT website, get a contact phone number for the support team and check any details with them.
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.