West Wickham and Streetly End

Neighbourhood Watch

Pet Recovery Fraud

Cambridgeshire Police Fraud Alert People who report their pets as missing or stolen using online services, may be the target of fraudsters. How it works The fraudster contacts the victim whose pet went missing or was stolen, purporting that they found their pet. They request payment for the safe return…

NHS Vaccine SCAM

The text message below, states that the recipient is entitled to a vaccine and to receive more information they should click on the link in blue. If the link is clicked, then the recipient will see ‘we need to prove ownership of address’ they are then asked to provide bank account,…

DPD Phishing Scam

Fraudsters are using fake DPD messages to lure victims into a phishing scam. The messages state that the recipient has missed two attempted deliveries of a parcel, and provides instructions on how to arrange another delivery. The links in the messages lead to fraudulent websites that request a payment (£2…

Dog Owners Beware

The police have seen an increase in dog thefts in the area and are encouraging all to be vigilant and report anything suspicious. The thieves are approaching owners walking their dogs and are using old methods to mark out their potential victims’ home for their accomplices.  Common methods to mark…

COVID-19 Scams

UK Finance unveils ten Covid-19 and lockdown scams the public should be on high alert for and how to spot them Criminals are preying on a worried public by tapping into their financial concerns due to coronavirus, asking for personal and financial information New animation video from Take Five to…

COVID-19 Scams

A number of COVID19 related phishing emails have been reported to Action Fraud. These emails attempt to trick you into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing your personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details. As people spend more time online, there is also a huge rise in…

Coronavirus Scam

Coronavirus scam costs victims over £800,000 in one month. From protective clothing and malicious attachments through to revealing sensitive personal and financial information, unscrupulous scammers are attempting to cash in on this tragedy. [Read More]

Don’t be conned:

  • Don’t click on links or attachments in suspicious emails
  • Do not respond to unsolicited messages asking for personal/financial information
  • Install latest software and updates on devices
  • If you are looking at making purchases on sites you don’t know or trust then make sure you do research of the company first before making the purchase, ask family and friends for advice
  • If you do decide to make payment use a credit card as the majority of credit card providers insure purchases made online
  • Keep in contact with your loved ones, especially if elderly or more vulnerable and make sure they are safe and comfortable