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Cheshire Police Notice:

We are currently making a concerted effort to direct members of the public to alternative methods of contact, to ensure that 101 is used just for crime. From the Cheshire Police web site you can:

Face to Face – encouraging people to visit local stations/helpdesks or attend a local PCSO surgery.

General Enquiries 

Contact an Officer -  for anyone wishing to speak to a named officer allocated to their incident, and is useful for when officers are not on duty.

Incident Updates 

Speeding Issues 

Social Media – General concerns can be raised to any of the Cyberbeat accounts (Facebook and Twitter), though recordable incidents or crimes ought to be directed through the other channels.

And of course any member of the public or council can contact me at this email address….

PCSO Deborah Netherton

PCSO Deborah Netherton can be contacted by email, but in an emergency please use 101 or 999.

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Neighbourhood Watch Wishes You A Merry Christmas

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Supporters                           

We would like to thank all our volunteers and supporters for their involvement in Neighbourhood Watch over the past year. We are looking forward to working with you in the new year when we will be not only launching an engaging new website, but also delivering campaigns to support and enable individuals and communities to be connected, active and safe.  John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch shares a special thanks in his Christmas message. See it here:

As we continue to grow from strength to strength we encourage you to keep connected with us via our social media channels of Twitter and Facebook

Yours Faithfully

Neighbourhood Watch Central Support Team
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Fraud Scams Stay Safe Tips

Tips to prevent fraud
1.Do not give any personal information (name, address, bank details, email or phone number) to organisations or people before verifying they are who they say they are.
2.Many frauds start with an email. Remember that financial institutions and banks will not email asking you to confirm your bank details by clicking a link. Always question whether an email could be bogus.
3.Destroy and preferably shred receipts with your card details on and post with your name and address on. Identity fraudsters don't need much information in order to be able to clone your identity.
4.If you have been a victim of fraud, be aware of fraud recovery fraud. This is when fraudsters pretend to be a lawyer or a law enforcement officer and tell you they can help you recover the money you've already lost.
Common forms of Fraud:

Phishing emails
Phishing is a method criminals use to steal your identity. Usually these types of scams are sent via email and direct you to websites where you are asked to supply personal data or account information. Be wary of any emails asking for personal information.

A ‘spoofing’ scam involves redirecting the user to a duplicated website, with the intention of stealing their personal information. For example, a fake online banking website made to look like the authentic site (including logos, colour and text) would allow scammers access to your bank details. Be wary of any emails or websites asking for bank details.

Viruses and spyware
Viruses and spyware are when criminals attack your computer and try to steal personal information such as usernames and passwords.

Rogue security software, also known as ‘scareware’ is the method of luring a user into downloading fake anti-virus software.

Online auction scams
Online auction scams (eBay, Gumtree, Buy or Sell Facebook groups etc.) are where the seller asks you to pay by money transfer or direct to their bank account and bypass the sites' own payment channels.

Reporting Fraud
If you're a victim of fraud that is a crime in progress and you need an immediate police response dial 999.

If it is a non-emergency situation,
Call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

You can also report fraud or find further advice and information on the Action Fraud website.

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Wendy Leason (Police, Community Support Officer, Saughall)

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Amazon Telephone Scam

Criminals are targeting members of the public with automated calls stating that the recipient has been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription.
•Victims are receiving automated calls stating they’ve been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription
•They are connected to a scammer posing as an Amazon worker when they try to cancel the subscription
•Since the start of September, Action Fraud has received 200 reports from people who have lost money to the scam

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Tv Licence Email Scam

Cyber crime monitor Action Fraud said fake TV licence emails regarding payment issues had been sent out to try to collect bank details. The emails use headlines such as "correct your licensing information" and "your TV licence expires today" in an attempt to convince people to click on the link in the email.
The fake TV Licensing website asks victims to provide their payment details, including their account number, sort code, and card verification value (CVV) code on the back of their card.
The website may also ask for a victim's name, date of birth, address, phone number, email and possibly even their mother's maiden name.
A TV Licensing spokeswoman said: "TV Licensing will never email customers, unprompted, to ask for bank details, personal information or tell you that you may be entitled to a refund.
Action Fraud said it was working to "stop fraudsters in their tracks".
If you think you have received an email from fraudsters, you should report it to Action Fraud

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Wendy Leason (Police, Community Support Officer, Saughall)



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