RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of a burglary residential to a workshop in Beckworth Grove, Empingham. Unknown person(s) have entered workshop and taken tools. This incident occurred between 01/06/2018 00:00 & 10/06/2018 00:00.
One report of theft from a garden in Church St, North Luffenham. Unknown person(s) have entered garden and taken an antique water butt. This incident occurred between 01/06/2018 10:40 & 08/06/2018 10:40.
One report of theft from a secured vehicle in Oakham Rd, Exton. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by smashing a window and have taken property. This incident occurred between 10/06/2018 11:15 & 10/06/2018 12:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Town Hall on 19th June between 18:30 & 19:30.
Beat Surgery at the Buttercross on 27th June between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on Friday 29th June between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Hanson Cement Open Day, Ketton Sports fields on 30th June between 09:00 & 15:00.
Beat Surgery at Stretton Village Fete on 1st July between 12:00 & 13:00.
How to get your money back after a scam
I paid using PayPal - Order not delivered
If the scammer has taken payment for an item through PayPal and then hasn’t sent, you should be covered by PayPal Buyer Protection. But there are some exceptions and time limits on lodging a claim.
In some cases scammers set up convincing looking PayPal payment forms which actually just gather your bank details. In this case, you have no protection under the PayPal Buyer Protection Scheme.
Fake PayPal payment page
This is because PayPal aren’t part of the transaction; the scammer has just used their branding without their knowledge to make fraudulent activity look legitimate.
Where a scammer pays through PayPal, takes delivery of the order, and then claims that they didn't receive it and makes a claim through PayPal Buyer Protection or section 75.
If you’re caught by this scam you’ll probably want to make a claim under PayPal Seller Protection. But this has conditions and requirements - particularly around the delivery address that's used and the seller having proof of delivery.
As long as you’ve met all of the criteria you should be protected.
In some instances the scammer will be aware of these rules and will specify a different delivery address or collect in person.
In this case you won't be covered by seller protection because you've not met the condition of posting the item to the account holder’s registered address.
Safer Summer Campaign - Have a #SaferSummer with Leicestershire Police and partners
Leicestershire Police, with the support from partners, launched its yearly ‘Safer Summer’ campaign, in the aim to keep people safe during the summer months.
This year, the campaign will focus on four key areas based on crimes that normally peak during the summer months. These topics include online safety, burglary, antisocial and nuisance behaviour and personal safety.
The force will publish a number of social media messages on a different theme each day to help prevent crime and antisocial behaviour during the summer. Some of these messages will include safety at home, what to do if you are going away, alcohol and drugs, how to stay safe online and respecting your neighbours.
The campaign is supported by a range of organisations including Leicester City, Leicestershire County and Rutland County councils, the police and the county’s seven district authorities.
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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.