RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of a burglary residential to a property in Wytchley Rd, Normanton. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by smashing a downstairs front window. No property was taken. This incident occurred between 10/05/2018 19:00 & 11/05/2018 12:46.
One report of a burglary residential to a property in Water Lane, Ashwell. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by smashing the rear patio door and have taken property. This incident occurred between 11/05/2018 08:00 & 11/05/2018 17:53.
Beat Surgery at Oakham Library on 15th May between 11:00 & 12:00.
Beat Surgery at The Lodge, Market Overton on 19th May between 10:30 - 15:30.
Recruitment Event - Leicestershire Police are recruiting officers for the 2019 intake. Please come along to the events which will be hosted by PC 1312 Lloyd & PC 2988 Ace
Event will be held at the Uppingham Town Hall, 49 High St E, Uppingham on 18th May between 19:30 & 21:00.
Event will be held at the King Centre in Main Rd, Barleythorpe on 1st Jun between 19:00 & 20:30.
Follow the link to register;
How to get your money back after a scam
I used a bank transfer -If you've been caught out by a complex and convincing scam which has resulted in you transferring your money into another bank account than you should contact your bank immediately.
The bank can try and recover the funds once they are notified.
You could also have grounds to complain if somehow the bank has contributed to the fraud or if they've failed to try and recover the funds properly.
If your bank refuse to offer you a refund, or only offers a partial refund, you have a couple of options:
- Make an official complaint with the bank - but be aware that banks have up to eight weeks to deal with an official complaint.
- Inform the bank that you will escalate your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
You should also contact the police, a crime number will usually help your claim.
From the 1 January 2018, if you've been a victim of a bank transfer scam you'll only need to deal with your bank when making a complaint – not the bank the fraudster was with.
The Payments Systems Regulator is also consulting on a reimbursement scheme if you're tricked into transferring money to a fraudster and your bank fails to do enough to protect you.
These actions have been taken in response to our super-complaint and will go a long way to tackling these scams.
But banks still need to look at what other steps they can take to stop these scams from happening in the first place
I used a money transfer wire service - Unfortunately, you can't always get your money back if you've been scammed, especially if you've handed over cash or you’ve paid via a wire service such as MoneyGram, PayPoint or Western Union.
All of these services provide advice on how to avoid fraud and scams, so it’s a good idea to read their advice to safeguard yourself against future scams of this kind.
More next week.
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.