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Volunteers


Cheshire Constabulary are looking to recruit external members, to its Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) Board.

As a Board member, your role will be to hold us to account on the development and implementation of our DEI plan, to give us your views on what needs to change , if necessary, and use your voice to make a real impact on how we work and what we do here at Cheshire police.


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Stephen Parr (Police, Police Community Support Officer (Coach), Chester)

Although it is INCORRECT that WhatsApp have suddenly made security worse for your WhatsApp account (they actually introduced the change in 2019 to make things *more* secure - see https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/05/19/whatsapp-group-settings-scam/ for an explanation) it is STILL WORTH FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW for those of you who didn't make these changes when they were first rolled out, and for newer users who will be unaware of said settings.

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Social Media Alert


Worth checking

Crimewatch have advised your WhatsApp settings have changed.

WhatsApp has changed its group settings to include “everyone” by default so people you don’t know can add you to a group without your knowing. These people may include scam messages, loan Sharks, etc. You can change its default settings as follows:

1. Go to WhatsApp:
2. Go into Settings
3. Go to Account
4. Go to Privacy
5. Go to Groups
6. Change from (Everyone) to (My Contacts)

#staysafeonsocialmedia


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Stephen Parr (Police, Police Community Support Officer (Coach), Chester)

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The Countryside Code


Good morning!

Natural England have just launched their new version of The Countryside Code.

As restrictions start to ease and we look forward to more freedom in the near future we expect that more people will start to enjoy time in the countryside once again.

The Countryside Code has great practical advice so that you can plan your trip.
It explains best practice in the countryside so that we can all support our rural communities in the best way.

The Rural Crime Team will look forward to seeing some of you at our future events when covid restrictions lift.
Keep up to date on our activities on Facebook @CheshPolRural.

#RuralCrime #WildlifeCrime #HeritageCrime #WasteCrime

Kind regards

PCSO Graham
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Rural Watch Update


Dear Rural watch members

QUAD THEFTS
Due to the 2 reports of theft of quad from the Macclesfield area please ensure you are taking all the security measures you can around this vehicle:-
• Keys always removed when not in use
• Block quad in with another vehicle
• Use locks and floor mounts
• Consider tackers, data tagging etc
• Review the security around your buildings – Lights are working, buildings are left secure, gates closed
etc

LANDROVER DEFENDERS
The team did a joint night time operation with Merseyside Police and Lancashire Rural team to target organised criminals involved in the theft of Landover defenders. Stop checks were carried out to check the right person was behind the wheel and the STOPMe stickers were given out.
Layers of security are good, something hidden, something visual and then hidden security measures

OP OUTLYING
This operation is continuing to support our countryside locations so that everyone is able to enjoy the areas. The countryside code link is a great and simple way for people to ensure they are being responsible www.gov.uk/countryside-code

CARAVAN THEFT
A Swift Expression caravan has been reported stolen from the Congleton area. This occurred between 17.00-0800 27/4. If you have any dash cam footage that could help us please contact and quote ref IML974979.
Please review your security at yards or storage facilities

NESTING BIRDS
We are receiving a number of incidents in relation to hedge/ tree cutting and nesting birds.
It is not illegal to cut trees or hedges however there are certain considerations you should take in to account before doing so.
Check for tree preservation orders which can be found on your local council website.
Check for nesting birds as all wild birds are protected. This includes their nests (whilst in use or being built) as well as any eggs the nest may contain.
The main bird-breeding season is recognised as being between 1 March and 31 August therefore the risk of committing any offences is increased between these dates. It is recommended that if you undertake any work within these dates you should check the hedge for any signs of breeding activity first.

Kind regards
PCSO Wilson
Rural Crime Team
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Sarah Wilson (Police, PCSO, Rural Crime Team)

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Action Fraud (NFIB)
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Worried About Getting Hacked?



Dear Subscriber,


Over 15,000 hacked email and social media accounts reported in one year.

If a hacker got into your email or social media account, what would they find? Health and banking information? Names and contact details for your friends and family? Private photos and messages? For most people, it’s at least one of those.

Your email and social media accounts contain a wealth of personal information about you, which makes them a lucrative target for cyber criminals. Between February 2020 and February 2021, Action Fraud received 15,214 reports about email and social media account hacking. The majority of reports (88%) were made by individuals, with 12% of reports being made by businesses. Analysis of the crime reports revealed that Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat were the most affected social media accounts, with phishing messages being the most common tactic used by cyber criminals to lure unsuspecting victims.

The motivation behind the hacks are varied and can range from financial gain, to revenge or personal amusement. Some victims are extorted for money, whilst others have their accounts used to send malicious links to their contacts. One victim who had multiple email and social media accounts hacked paid over £2,000 to regain access to them. Another victim reported that her hacked Facebook account was used to trick her friends into sending money into a PayPal account they thought belonged to her.


Secure your email and social media accounts in just a few minutes. Here's what you need to do:

1: Use a strong and separate password for your email, as well as other important accounts, such as  your banking or social media accounts.

2: Enable two-factor authentication (2FA). It will help to stop hackers from getting into your online accounts, even if they have your password.

3: If you can't access your account, search the company's online support or help pages. You'll find information about how to recover your account.

For detailed instructions on how to reset your password or enable 2FA on your accounts, visit: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/secureyouraccounts



(Please forward this email to any friends, family members or colleagues that may find this information useful)



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