Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Watch
Theft crime ref 17000162491


Message sent by
Pete Firth (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7018), South Northamptonshire)

 Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a  theft of garden furniture from a property in Badgers Close, Bugbrooke.
 
This happened between the 10th and the 19th April 2017.


Did you witness anything?
 
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
 
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?
 
If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.
 
You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
 
101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.
 
Visit us at :  www.northants.police.uk


Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Watch
Criminal Damage Crime Ref 17000162927

Message sent by
Pete Firth (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7018), South Northamptonshire)

 Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a  criminal damage to a vehicle in Homestead Drive, Bugbrooke.
 
This happened between the the 15th and 19th April 2017.

Did you witness anything?
 
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
 
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?
 
If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.
 
You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
 
101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.
 
Visit us at :  www.northants.police.uk


POLICE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NOTICES

   
Parish Council Members and Contacts
   

This is a message sent via Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Watch. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Wonga has confirmed a data breach where up to 250,000 accounts have been compromised. The incident is now being investigated by the police and has been reported to the Financial Conduct Authority.

Wonga has updated their website with further information and confirmed that they are contacting all those affected and are taking steps to protect them, but there are also some things you can do to keep your information secure.
Here’s what you can do to make yourself safer:

If any of your financial details were compromised, notify your bank or card company as soon as possible. Review your financial statements regularly for any unusual activity.
Criminals can use personal data obtained from a data breach to commit identity fraud. Consider using credit reference agencies, such as Experian or Equifax, to regularly monitor your credit file for unusual activity.
Be suspicious of any unsolicited calls, emails or texts, even if it appears to be from a company you know of. Don’t open the attachments or click on links within unsolicited emails, and never disclose any personal or financial details during a cold call.
If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to us: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

Action Fraud Alert
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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which have been compromised.
 
The subject line contains the recipient’s name, and the main body of text is as below:
 
“Hi, [name]!
 
I am disturbing you for a very serious reason. Although we are not familiar, but I have significant amount of individual info concerning you. The thing is that, most likely mistakenly, the data of your account has been emailed to me.
 
For instance, your address is:
 
[real home address]
 
I am a law-abiding citizen, so I decided to personal data may have been hacked. I attached the file – [surname].dot that I received, that you could explore what info has become obtainable for scammers. File password is – 2811
 
Best Wishes,”
 
The emails include an attachment – a ‘.dot’ file usually titled with the recipient’s name.


 
This attachment is thought to contain the Banking Trojan Ursniff/Gozi, hidden within an image in the document. The Ursniff Banking Trojan attempts to obtain sensitive data from victims, such as banking credentials and passwords. The data is subsequently used by criminals for monetary gain.

Protect Yourself:
 

Having up-to-date virus protection is essential; however it will not always prevent your device(s) from becoming infected.
 
Please consider the following actions:

  • Don’t click on links or open any attachments you receive in unsolicited emails or SMS messages: Remember that fraudsters can ‘spoof’ an email address to make it look like one used by someone you trust. If you are unsure, check the email header to identify the true source of communication (you can find out how by searching the internet for relevant advice for your email provider).
  • Do not enable macros in downloads; enabling macros will allow Trojan/malware to be installed onto your device.
  • Always install software updates as soon as they become available. Whether you are updating the operating system or an application, the update will often include fixes for critical security vulnerabilities.
  • Create regular backups of your important files to an external hard drive, memory stick or online storage provider. It is important that the device you back up to is not connected to your computer as any malware infection could spread to that as well.
  • If you think your bank details have been compromised, you should contact your bank immediately.
 
If you have been affected by this or any other fraud, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Watch
Theft crime ref 17000157257


This is a message sent via Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Watch. This information has been sent on behalf of Northamptonshire Police Community Connect

Message sent by
Pete Firth (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7018), South Northamptonshire)

 
Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft of garden furniture from a property in Camp Hill, Bugbrooke.
 
This happened between the hours of 5pm on the 14th April and 3pm on the 15th April.
 
Did you witness anything?
 
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
 
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?
 
If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.
 
You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
 
101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.
 
Visit us at :  www.northants.police.uk