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Public Perception Survey - How Do You Feel about Policing In Cheshire?


Cheshire Constabulary regularly undertakes short surveys to help us to understand how the public of Cheshire feel about policing in the county.

We would really appreciate a few minutes of your time to fill out the attached survey on policing in Cheshire – we use the results in a number of ways including to inform our assessment on operational priorities.

Take the survey

The survey opens up in a site called Snap Surveys, a secure surveying site that we use.

 
 
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Peter Caldwell (Police, Digital Media Manager, Corporate Communications)

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Action Fraud (NFIB)
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Scam Warning - Fake Dpd Emails and Texts


Scam warning: Fake DPD emails and texts.

Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD. The messages claim that DPD was “unable to deliver your parcel today” and provide instructions on how the recipient can arrange another delivery. The links in the emails and texts lead to fake websites that are designed to steal money, as well as personal and financial information.

Victims of this scam have reported losing over £242,000 since June. For more information, please visit https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/fake-dpd-messages-lead-to-over-200000-in-losses-since-june


How you can protect yourself:
  • If you’re unsure whether the email or text is genuine, then don’t use the link. Instead, visit the DPD website by entering the official web address directly into your browser’s address bar, or search for it and follow the search results.
  • Remember, your bank will never ask you to transfer money to another account, or contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN or full password.
  • If you have received an email which you’re unsure about, you can report it by forwarding it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can report suspicious text messages by forwarding them to 7726.


For more information about how to protect yourself from fraud and cyber crime, please visit www.actionfraud.police.uk/cybercrime
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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

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Neighbourhood Watch
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Supporting You and Your Community Through Covid-19


Dear Simon

We recognise that this is a challenging period for us all and even more so for vulnerable people. As Neighbourhood Watch we believe it is very important that we all take care and protect ourselves as a priority and where possible we safely carry on the great work of supporting and staying connected with our communities.

In England, between 5th November - 2nd December, national restrictions mean that:  
  • You should only leave home for food, medical reasons, exercise, education, or work 
  • You must work from home if you can 
  • You should avoid travel unless essential 
  • Schools and essential shops will remain open 

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Cheshire Constabulary
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Rural Watch Update


Dear RuralWatch members

We have seen an increase in sheep attacks caused by loose dogs getting into the fields. Please always report any sheep worrying or attacks to us. This can be easily avoided by keeping dogs under control when you are out walking.

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Cheshire Constabulary
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Action Fraud HMRC Scam Alert


Dear Resident,

Action Fraud is warning people once again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

•Fraudsters are contacting the elderly and vulnerable claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs.
•Victims are being told they have arrest warrants, outstanding debts or unpaid taxes in their name.
•The fraudsters are asking victims to purchase iTunes gift cards as payment.
•There are a variety of methods being used including calls, texts and voicemails.

Victims are being contacted in a variety of methods by fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC and are being told they owe an outstanding debt. They ask for payment in iTunes gift card voucher codes or request bank details.

Methods fraudsters use:

Spoofed calls: Fraudsters cold call victims using a spoofed number and convince them that they owe unpaid tax to HMRC.

Voicemails: Fraudsters leave victims automated voicemails saying that they owe HMRC unpaid taxes. When victims call back on the number provided, they are told that there is a warrant out in their name and if they don’t pay, the police will arrest them

Text messages: They may also use text messages that ask victims to urgently call back on the number provided. When victims call back, they are told that there is a case being built against them for an outstanding debt and they must pay immediately.

How to protect yourself:
•HMRC will never use texts to tell you about a tax rebate or penalty or ever ask for payment in this way.
•Telephone numbers and text messages can easily be spoofed. You should never trust the number you see on your telephones display.
•If you receive a suspicious cold call, end it immediately.

Report fraud and cyber crime and receive a police crime reference number - https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

You can sign up for free to Action Fraud Alert to receive direct, verified, accurate information about scams and fraud in your area by email, recorded voice and text message.

We have seen an increase of reports in the Chester area so please share this advice with friends and family.

Kind regards,

PCSO Beth

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Beth George (Police, Great Boughton PCSO, Chester LPU)

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