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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Distraction Burglaries

We are urging members of the public to be vigilant following two distraction burglaries in the Stanground and Fletton area in the last 24 hours.

It has been reported that a women in her 40's entered two homes and asked for a glass of water and to use their phone as her car had broken down.

On both occasions handbags were taken.

Police are asking people to be vigilant and check in on vulnerable relatives and neighbours. Do not let people into your home if you don't know who they are. Check ID carefully and make enquires using telephone numbers from your own enquiries, not telephone numbers supplied by the person at the door.

Anyone with information should report it by calling 101 and quoting #Op Cabot.

Scam Phone Calls

 There has been an increase in scam calls to land line telephone numbers. The initial call is an automated recording informing you that your computer IP address has been compromised and that you need to action it by answering the questions on the phone. It also says that your computer system will be disconnected within a couple of hours.

This is a SCAM.

If you don't act on the automated system, you will then receive a call either later that day or the next with a person on the end of the phone informing you of the same, this is not genuine.

The person this happened to was called 5 times by the same male, when the scammer was informed it had been reported to the police the male became very angry.

These people will try to intimidate and will appear really plausible - they are not!

Please remember your service provider would not contact you in this way!

If this has happened to you please report to the scams at Cambridgeshire County council and to action Fraud....

Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 or actionfraud.police.uk

Please pass this information on to your friends and family who might not be aware.

Hoax HMRC Phone Call

We have received an alert about an unpleasant and threatening hoax phone call which caused considerable concern to the recipient. The hoax caller was a woman, well-spoken and using clear English. The call was logged as telephone number 02032 398292. This number is listed on-line, amongst many others,  as a “HMRC malicious hoax number”. To view more information about this phone number go to https://www.phonecall-info.co.uk/number/02032398292 .

The call was similar to others listed on phonecall.info site e.g.  " I received this call telling me that it was from the H.M.R.C. and that an injunction had been taken out against me and that I had to call this number and that this was my final chance. Failure to do this could result in a prison sentence ". 

In this case the recipient of the call took the right action by not responding and promptly cancelled the call.

If you receive a similar call, report the details to Action Fraud by ringing the Action Fraud National Reporting Centre or, the easiest way, is to report fraud and cyber crime by using their online reporting tool. Clicking on the ActionFraud logo below will open the online reporting page in a new window in your browser.

 

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You will never receive a genuine telephone call of this nature from HMRC.
 

Future Policing in Cambridgeshire

The future policing model for Cambridgeshire has now been agreed and will begin to roll out from 30 April. In November I wrote to you to announce our proposed plans to create a sustainable policing model following an unprecedented increase in demand for our services and our existing model being no longer being fit for purpose.

 

Read more: Future Policing in Cambridgeshire

Our Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch is about local people working together to create safer, attractive and friendly place to live. We aim to make our area a place where crime is less likely to happen.

Our group is owned and run by our community and reflects our needs.

The Neighbourhood Watch scheme is divided into areas each led by a volunteer co-ordinator. These are volunteers from the local community who take on the role of linking the community to the police. By being more aware of local issues, sharing information and advice, local residents are able to develop closer and more effective links with the police and also help to reassure and support vulnerable households.

Anyone can reach the police quickly and easily in an emergency by dialing 999, or in a non-emergency on 101. Neighbourhood Watch helps you, and your neighbours, give your local police a much clearer sense of your needs and local issues. Neighbourhood Watch group members know their communities well. The police and other organisations can then take action based on this knowledge.

The police do not run Neighbourhood Watch schemes, but are glad to get input and clear guidance on local needs from them. Watch members are active citizens who want to help their communities. 

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What is eCops?
eCops is the email messaging system brought to you by Cambridgeshire Constabulary, and powered by Neighbourhood Alert.

You can register with eCops, then you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice - direct to you as an e-mail. The service is completely free and works alongside Neighbourhood Watch, to bring you messages about your local area.  It also allows you to feedback information to your local policing team, to help us police your neighbourhood effectively. 

Messages can include crime prevention advice, details of incidents and appeals for your help in reducing crime in the county. 

So why not sign up to eCops for direct and easy access to your local policing team at a time convenient to you?