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Message sent by Neil Flanagan - Police Community Support Officer

 

Are you concerned about vehicles speeding through your area?
Do you want something done about it?
Can you spare just an hour every so often to monitor traffic speeds in Kingsley?

Community Speed Watch is a scheme to encourage people to reduce speeding. This scheme enables volunteers to work within their community to raise awareness of the dangers of speed and poor driving.

We are looking for volunteers who are aged 18 and over to assist with monitoring the speed of traffic passing through our village.

Full training will be given to all volunteers to ensure they feel confident in operating the equipment used.

If you would like to volunteer or know more, please contact any of the following:

Kingsley Parish Council: 01928 787303 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PCSO Neil Flanagan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PCSO John Kopczyk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Message sent by: Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.
 
Ransomware is a form of malicious software (Malware) that enables cyber criminals to remotely lock down files on your computer or mobile device. Criminals will use ransomware to extort money from you (a ransom), before they restore access to your files. There are many ways that ransomware can infect your device, whether it be a link to a malicious website in an unsolicited email, or through a security vulnerability in a piece of software you use. 
 
Key Protect messages for businesses to protect themselves from ransomware:

  • Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available.
  • Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated.
  • Create regular backups of your important files to a device that isn’t left connected to your network as any malware infection could spread to that too.

 
The National Cyber Security Centre’s technical guidance includes specific software patches to use that will prevent uninfected computers on your network from becoming infected with the “WannaCry” Ransomware: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/ransomware-latest-ncsc-guidance
 

Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

 

Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification.  
The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches. 

Message sent by: Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses,

which have been compromised. The subject line contains the recipient’s name, and the main body of text is as below:
 
“Hi, [name]!
 
I am disturbing you for a very serious reason. Although we are not familiar, but I have significant amount of individual info concerning you.

The thing is that, most likely mistakenly, the data of your account has been emailed to me. 
 
For instance, your address is:
 
[real home address]
 
I am a law-abiding citizen, so I decided to personal data may have been hacked. I attached the file – [surname].dot that I received, that you could explore what info

has become obtainable for scammers. File password is – 2811
 
Best Wishes,”
 

The emails include an attachment – a ‘.dot’ file usually titled with the recipient’s name. 

Message sent by
Dan Hind (Police, Media, Chesh Engagement Unit)

The ‘Little Book of BIG Scams’ has arrived in Cheshire, providing all the information you need to help minimise the chances of becoming a victim of fraud. 

The booklet provides a comprehensive guide on fraud prevention, explaining some of the most common scams in existence and providing essential advice on how to reduce the chances of being scammed.

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