Kingsley Village
in the heart of Cheshire

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

A lottery scam takes place when criminals pretend that you have won a prize, often a lottery.  The people most likely to fall victim to this tend to be over the age of 60 (although younger people do fall victim too) – but we know that it is often close family members of victims who spot the tell-tale signs of the fraud. 

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


Fraudsters are targeting people to list items on their behalf on popular online auction sites. The scam involves a job offer to sell desirable items at below market value and receive money from any potential buyers. The ‘work from home’ job will usually require retaining 10% of the money received as a “salary” and fraudsters will ask that the remaining funds are sent to them via bank transfer or money transfer.

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Tony Owens (Police, PC, Western Rural NPU)


There has been a spate of thefts of metal farm gates in the Whitchuch and Wem areas of Shropshire. Overnight 19th to 20th January 2015 a total of 12 gates were stolen from fields in this area.
A dark coloured Ford Transit type pickup, with writing on the side, was spotted in the area carrying what appeared to be gates during the early hours of the morning.
Similar thefts have taken place in the Wrexham and Mold areas in the last few weeks.
The above areas are close to the Cheshire border.
Please report all suspicious activity.

PC 3541 Tony Owens

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Cheshire West (Your West Cheshire, Administrator, Cheshire West and Chester)

The Council’s Waste and Recycling collection service is being affected by the current adverse weather conditions. Whilst scheduled collections will continue to be made, the high level of winds may cause spillages and cause containers to be blown.  

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


Fraudsters regularly hack into personal online accounts to obtain details which will allow them to defraud you. To prevent fraudsters, it’s very important to use strong passwords when setting up and accessing online accounts and online banking.

Passwords should be memorable enough not to have to write them down and long enough to be unique and hard to guess, which will ensure they are less vulnerable to being stolen. If it is not possible to remember passwords a password manager could be used to store them securely.
 
Protect yourself:

• Make sure passwords are memorable so that you don’t have to write them down. Make sure they are unique.

• Th!nk ab0ut how you could change the l3tters in your n0rmal passw0rds to make them more difficult to gue55!

• Use long, non-dictionary words and use different ones for each of your personal accounts and online banking. Make sure you change them regularly.

• Make sure passwords are not stored on devices that have shared access by other people, for example in internet cafes and when using other public Wi-Fi.

If you believe you have become a victim of account hacking, change your passwords immediately and report to Action Fraud: www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

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