RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
No neighbourhood issues of note.
Beat Surgery at The Potting Shed Café, Ashwell, on 16th November between 10:00 & 11:00
Beat Surgery at Barrowden Community Shop on 16th November between 11:00 & 12:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 16th November between 10:00 & 11:00
Beat Surgery at the Farmers Market, Gaol St on 15th December between 09:00 & 11:00
What will you be buying online this Christmas? – More tips to avoid the scammers
- Counterfeit goods are of inferior quality, can be dangerous and contravene copyright law, costing the livelihoods of workers who make the real thing. Don’t buy fakes intentionally or get duped into buying them, however cheap or ‘authentic’.
- Beware of ‘free’ or ‘low-cost’ trials – whether slimming pills or the latest tech – without thoroughly reading the small print and trusted reviews. You could be signing up for large monthly direct debits which are difficult to cancel.
- Check that a holiday or travel you book online is genuine by researching it thoroughly. Look for independent reviews, and make sure travel agents / tour operators are genuine by checking for an ABTA/ATOL number.
- Buy concert, event, fixture or entry tickets from official sources such as box offices, sports clubs or reputable fan ticket exchange sites. If you don’t, you could be paying for fake or non-existent tickets.
- Watch out for unexpected emails, texts or posts urging you to click on a link or attachment. For example, at this time of year fake parcel firm delivery messages containing harmful attachments disguised as delivery notes are commonplace.
Darker Nights – Police in the Rutland area are reminding people to ensure that their homes are secure in the run-up to Christmas and the onset of darker nights. People are being urged to take simple crime prevention measures to help prevent them from becoming victims of burglary. As Christmas gets closer and people start buying their gifts, burglars will be stepping up their efforts to get into your homes. Officers are also keen to remind people that depending on the policy, some insurance companies will not pay out if homes are burgled after being left insecure.
Please see link below for further advice and don’t make it easy for the criminals.
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.