RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Well St, Langham. Unknown person(s) have damaged the vehicle’s wing mirror. This incident occurred overnight on18/11/2017.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Hawthorne Drive, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have caused damage by scratching the front offside door. This incident occurred between 23/11/2017 19:00 & 24/11/2017 08:30.
One report of criminal damage to vehicles in The Beeches, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have damaged both vehicles by keying the bodywork. This incident occurred between 23/11/2017 20:00 & 24/11/2017 08:00.
Beat Surgery at Wing Village Hall on 30th November between 11:00 - 12:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 8th December between 10:00 – 11:00.
Beat Surgery on the Hopper Bus on 12th December between 10:00 – 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Ketton Library on 19th December between 10:00 – 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Greetham Community Centre on 21st December between 11:00 - 12:00.
Get Safe Online
November and December are the busiest months for shoppers, they’re the busiest time for fraudsters too. They take advantage of the fact that you’re very busy, looking for a bargain, and that this is the season of goodwill.
Real website? - Make sure the shopping website you’re on is authentic and the payment page secure. You can do this by checking that the address starts with ‘https’ (‘s’ is for secure) and there’s a closed padlock in the address bar, but first, make sure that the web address has been entered correctly as some fake sites change one or two letters in the hope you won’t notice.
Payment - Don’t pay for anything by transferring money directly to people or companies you don’t know, however desperate you are to buy. If it’s a fraud, it’s unlikely the bank will recover or refund your money. The safest way to pay for anything online is by credit card.
emails, posts, texts - Watch out for emails or texts from parcel delivery firms telling you to open an attachment for your delivery note. A real delivery firm wouldn’t send you that. Also, unexpected emails, texts or posts urging you to click on a link for any reason should be treated with caution.
Counterfeit goods - Take care not to get duped into buying counterfeit products such as electrical goods, designer clothes, cosmetics or other items. Similarly, do not buy them intentionally, as they contravene copyright law, cost the livelihoods of workers who make the authentic versions and can be of poor quality, or dangerous. Do all you can to ensure your purchases are authentic.
More tips to follow in next weeks’ Newsletter.
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.