RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of theft from 2 x vehicles in The Vale, Oakham .Unknown person(s) have syphoned the fuel from two cars from the same household. This incident occurred between 27/02/2018 07:00 & 05/03/2018 19:36.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Lyndon Rd, Hambleton. Unknown person(s) have broken off the passenger side wing mirror. This incident occurred between 05/03/2018 13:30 & 05/03/2018 21:20.
Beat Surgery at Oakham Library on 14th March between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at The Noel PH, Whitwell on 27th March between 18:30 & 19:30
Phishing, vishing and smishing - What it is?
Any website, online service, phone call or text message that poses as a company or brand you recognise.
Any contact like this is designed to convince you to hand over valuable personal details or your money, or download something that infects your computer.
The three terms are all plays on the word ‘fishing’, in that the fraudsters fish for potential victims by sending emails, social media messages or text messages or making phone calls with urgent messages in the hope of persuading someone to visit the bogus website.
- Don’t assume anyone who’s sent you an email or text message – or has called your phone or left you a voicemail message – is who they say they are.
- If a phone call or voicemail, email or text message asks you to make a payment, log in to an online account or offers you a deal, be cautious. Real banks never email you for passwords or any other sensitive information by clicking on a link and visiting a website. If you get a call from someone who claims to be from your bank, don't give away any personal details.
- Make sure your spam filter is on your emails. If you find a suspicious email, mark it as spam and delete it to keep out similar emails in future.
- If in doubt, check it’s genuine by asking the company itself. Never call numbers or follow links provided in suspicious emails; find the official website or customer support number using a separate browser and search engine.
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.