People across Nottinghamshire are asked by Nottinghamshire Police to take 5 minutes to stop fraud and ensure that they do not fall victim to a fraudulent attack by phone , text, email or online. Details can be read here.
Rushcliffe Borough Council received reports of residents sadly falling victim to Amazon related scams. It involves an email or text request from individuals posing as a local neighbour or friend to assist them with an Amazon purchase on their behalf. The email or text then requests to get in touch by phone before asking for money to be taken via payment card to assist the delivery of the imaginary item to the neighbour or friend.
In another scam, individuals contact residents stating their Amazon account is due for renewal £70+ or to press 1 to stop the payments resulting in confusing them to hand over payment information. Everyone is asked to take five minutes to always assess ensure they do not fall victim to these fraudulent attack by phone, text, email or online.
Always take five minutes to reflect and step back from the situation if a phone call, message or online exchange requests personal or financial information. Even if an individual says they are the bank or other trusted organisation, residents still need to take the time to stop and think about what’s really going on.
Advice on Avoiding Daylight Burglaries
Many people don’t pay as much attention to their home’s security during the hours of daylight as at night. This is because people tend to feel safer when not surrounded by darkness. However, when looking at statistics burglaries are just as likely to occur during the day.
A burglary at a property can occur at anytime day or night. In fact many burglaries occur during the day, as offenders tend to blend in better with the surroundings and are able to offer more plausible excuses should they be challenged, such as “I am lost”, “I was looking for Mr X who lives somewhere around here”, “I thought this property was for sale” and “I’ve lost my dog”, along with various other excuses that can be more easily made during the normal daylight working hours.
If your home is unoccupied during the day here are a few tips to help you to improve security:
Should you require any Crime Prevention Advice, or a home security assessment, please contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.
If you believe a crime is about to be or is in the progress or lives are threatened, call 999.
Finally, help to be our eyes and ears in the community. If you see something suspicious, or out of the ordinary then please report it and whenever possible report it straight away by calling 101. Do not leave it to someone else.