RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of a burglary residential to a secured dwelling in High St, Morcott. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by smashing a key safe, gained access by the front door and have taken property. This incident occurred between 12/10/2017 11:30 & 16/10/2017 14:30.
One report of criminal damage to a dwelling in Kings Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) by unknown means have damaged rear conservatory window causing it to totally shatter. This incident occurred between 14/10/2017 16:00 & 14/10/2017 20:00.
One report of a burglary residential to a dwelling in Barleythorpe Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have gained entry to a security fence and entered an insecure partial build taking property and causing damage. This incident occurred between 17/10/2017 17:00 & 18/10/2017 07:00.
One report of criminal damage to a dwelling in Barleythorpe Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have entered insecure new build and thrown paint everywhere internally. This incident occurred between 18/10/2017 17:00 & 19/10/2017 07:00.
One report of a burglary residential to a secured shed in Northgate, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken property. This incident occurred between 14/10/2017 12:00 & 20/10/2017 16:00.
One report of a burglary residential to a dwelling in Geeston Rd, Ketton. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by means of an insecure rear window and have taken property. This incident occurred on the 16/10/2017 at 11:00.
Beat Surgery at The Hub, Kendrew Barracks on 26th October between 10:00 - 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 27th October between 10:00 - 11:00.
National “GetSafe Online Week” 23rd to 27th October - The main focus for this year’s week is “PHISHING EMAILS” – raising awareness of what to look out for, and basically to never assume any email is genuine. Scams are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, taking in some of the savviest internet users.
Phishing is a scam where criminals typically send emails to thousands of people. These emails pretend to come from banks, credit card companies, online shops and auction sites as well as other trusted organisations. They usually try to trick you into going to the site, for example to update your password to avoid your account being suspended. The embedded link in the email itself goes to a website that looks exactly like the real thing but is actually a fake designed to trick victims into entering personal information
The email itself can also look as if it comes from a genuine source. Fake emails sometimes display some of the following characteristics, but as fraudsters become smarter and use new technology, the emails may have none of these characteristics. They may even contain your name and address.
- The sender’s email address may be different from the trusted organisation’s website address.
- The email may be sent from a completely different address or a free webmail address.
- The email may not use your proper name, but a non-specific greeting such as “Dear customer.”
- A sense of urgency; for example the threat that unless you act immediately your account may be closed.
- A prominent website link. These can be forged or seem very similar to the proper address, but even a single character’s difference means a different website.
- A request for personal information such as username, password or bank details.
- You weren't expecting to get an email from the organisation that appears to have sent it.
- The entire text of the email may be contained within an image rather than the usual text format. The image contains an embedded link to a bogus site
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.