On this page we will display any NHW alerts which we think will be of benefit to the village community.
18th July 2018
Over the last few weeks across the City, especially in Stanground, The Orton’s and Dogsthorpe there have been a number of incidents where Rogue Traders have called at the address of a vulnerable victim asking to do some gardening work, hedge trimming has been a regular theme. This usually follows a leaflet drop a few days earlier. Although they may appear genuine and trustworthy, often they are not and they can become very persistent and aggressive.
Rogue traders use a range of techniques to encourage you to hand over your cash. Beware of people who say things like :
I was passing and noticed your gutter and tiles are loose
I don’t want to worry you, but there have been a lot of burglaries in the area recently
This offer is only available today
If you pay cash today I can give you a special discount
I’ve been working at the house across the road or in the area.
In the recent incidents the rogue trader has gained access into the house whilst the victim has been getting the money to pay for the services and they have stolen purse, wallet, cash and bank cards. Please do not buy services from cold callers to your door, and do not let them into your home. Don’t be another victim!
If you have agreed to work that you did not want or cannot afford, you may still be able to get out of the contract.
If you buy something for more than £42 from a doorstep seller, you have 14 days to change your mind and cancel the contract. You should be given notice of your right to cancel in writing: if this doesn’t happen then the trader probably can’t bind you to any agreement.
Never sign something to waive you right to cancel.
Once you have decided to cancel, you must let the trader know within 14 days of signing that you are exercising this right. This should be done in writing and ideally by recorded delivery letter – keep a copy of the letter that you send as proof of cancellation.
Report any doorstep incidents. If you feel afraid or threatened call the Police on 999. For non-urgent calls 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
18th July 2018
Burglary Dwelling Review for last 7 days – Peterborough
There have been 11 Dwelling burglaries reported to us this week. 3 have been through
open doors or windows, 3 have been attempts and no entry gained, 2 have been via forced entry and finally 3 have had an element of rogue trader or distraction to the offence.
Date & Times : between unknown and 12:34hrs on 9th July 2018
Location : Wharf Road , Peterborough
Entry via an insecure downstairs window, food and drink stolen from fridge.
Crime Number : 35/13370/18
Date & Times : between 00:00 and 23:00 on 7th July 2018
Location : Torpel Way Maxey Peterborough
Persons have entered a garage attached to a house with internal door, Garage door prised open and have removed items via a side door. Bikes stolen.
Crime Number : 35/13383/18
Date & Times : between evening 8th July to 20:07 9th July 2018
Location : Orchard Street, Peterborough
Entry via an insecure downstairs door that had been left unlocked. Laptop & Xbox games stolen.
Date & Times : Between 00:00 5th July and 19:45 12th July 2018
Location : Taverners Road, Peterborough
Unoccupied property that has been broken into and copper pipes removed. Evidence of someone’s personal property found inside.
Date & Times : overnight 12th July between 22:00 and 07:01 13th July 2018
Location : Nansicles Road, Orton Longville
Offender has climbed over side gate into rear garden and gained entry to conservatory via open window but nothing taken.
Date & Times : between 09:00hrs on 11th and 17:05 on 13th July 2018
Location : Freshwater Road, Hampton Vale
Rear patio doors had been forced to try to gain entry, however no entry gained
Date & Times : 13th July at 02:00 2018
Location : Basil Green, Orton Longueville
Victim woken in middle of night to dog barking, the following morning has discovered bathroom window has been prised open. This was an attempt and nothing stolen.
Date & Times : between 13:00 and 15:15 on 15th July 2018
Location : Tower Street, Peterborough
This was an attempt to jemmy back door of property and no entry gained.
Date & Times : Between 11:15 and 11:20 on 11th July 2018
Location : Sherborne Road, Parnwell
Cash and bank card taken by person who came into the property.
Date & Times : 09:09 on 14th July 2018
Location : Heron Court, Stanground
Believed Rogue Traders attended the address offering to cut hedge. A small cash deposit was paid and whilst victim is distracted, person has entered the house and stolen wallet
Date & Times : 10:39 on 14th July 2018
Location : Western Ave, Peterborough
Believed Rogue Traders attended the address offering to cut hedge for a small sum of
money. As the person has gone through the house to gain access to rear garden, they have stolen victim’s purse.
To All Street Coordinators and Deputies,
21st June 2018
TSB Phishing Attacks
There has been a sharp rise in fraudsters sending out fake text messages (smishing) and phishing emails claiming to be from TSB. The increase in the number of reports corresponds with the timing of TSB’s computer system update, which resulted in 1.9 million users being locked out of their accounts. Opportunistic fraudsters are using TSB’s system issue to target people with this type of fraud.
Since the start of May there have been 321 phishing reports of TSB phishing made to Action Fraud. This is an increase of 970% on the previous month. In the same reporting period, there have been 51 reports of cybercrime to Action Fraud which mention TSB – an increase of 112% on the previous month.
Fraudsters are commonly using text messages as a way to defraud unsuspecting victims out of money. Known as smishing, this involves the victim receiving a text message purporting to be from TSB. The message requests that the recipient clicks onto a website link that leads to a phishing website designed to steal online banking details.
Although text messages are currently the most common delivery method, similar communications have been reported with fraudsters using email and telephone to defraud individuals.
In several cases, people have lost vast sums of money, with one victim losing £3,890 after initially receiving a text message claiming to be from TSB. Fraudsters used specialist software which changed the sender ID on the message so that it looked like it was from TSB. This added the spoofed text to an existing TSB message thread on the victim’s phone.
The victim clicked on the link within the text message and entered their personal information. Armed with this information, the fraudsters then called the victim back and persuaded them to hand over their banking authentication code from their mobile phone. The fraudsters then moved all of the victim’s savings to a current account and paid a suspicious company.
Don’t assume an email or text is authentic:
Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam. Phone numbers and email addresses can be spoofed, so always contact the company directly via a known email or phone number (such as the one on the back of your bank card).
Clicking on links/files
Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected text or email. Remember, a genuine bank will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your full PIN or password.
Every Report Matters. If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to us online or by calling 0300 123 2040.
Visit Take Five and Cyber Aware for more information about how to protect yourself online.
May 22nd 2018
NEWBOROUGH, BOROUGH FEN & MILKING NOOK NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
No burglaries reported in the Newborough Area this past week.
However – The number of burglaries in & around Peterborough occurred due to rear windows being either left open, or insecure.
So please make sure all your windows are secure, especially when house unoccupied.
Sean Gleeson (NNHW)
Don’t forget our next meeting at the Village Hall on Tuesday 29th May at 7.15pm when a presentation will be made by Peterborough Police on home security. So please come & support your Newborough NHW.
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