RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of the theft of a vehicle in Woodland View, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have taken vehicle from outside owners address. The vehicle had a tracking device and was subsequently recovered, however tools were taken. This incident occurred on 07/07/2017 at 06:56.
One report of theft from a secured vehicle in Lyndon Rd, Manton. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken tools. This incident occurred between 06/07/2017 17:00 & 07/07/2017 07:15.
One report of burglary residential to a shed in Parkfield Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have gained entry to a garden shed and taken property. This incident occurred between 07/07/2017 23:55 & 08/07/2017 09:00.
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 Advice - More and more fraudsters are calling people pretending to be Banks, Internet Providers (BT, Talk Talk etc), Police and other trusted organisations. They may give all kinds of reasons for the phone call such as suspicious/fraudulent transactions on your account, problems with your computer or issues with your internet connection requiring access to your computer.
Do not be fooled by these types of phone calls. Please remember:
- Never share an activation code you have received via text or email from your bank with anyone. This code is for your personal use to set up internet banking and the mobile app.
- Never log onto online banking while someone else has access to your computer (such as via a programme called Team Viewer).
- Never share your passwords or bank card PINs with anyone. If you suspect any passwords have been compromised please call the bank immediately on a number you are familiar with.
If you are unsure of a telephone call you have received, hang up and call the company back on a known and trusted number, from a different phone if possible.
People rather than banks are being targeted, in part, because online and mobile banking systems are so secure. However, taking these steps will help to protect you and let you continue to enjoy online and mobile banking services.
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.