Neighbourhood watch

Posted 22nd January 2018

December 2017 Reports

Reported Crime.

9/12/17 Theft, Sicklinghall – theft of money from honesty box, no further action due to no evidence
10/12/17 Burglary, Spofforth – vehicle taken from driveway, vehicle later recovered in Harrogate, under investigation.
11/12/17 Spofforth – items taken from a vehicle, under investigation
12/12/17 Theft, Huby – theft of mobile phone from taxi, no further action.
13/12/17 Action Fraud advises Individuals and businesses are being warned to watch out for cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee.
15/12/17 Burglary, Weeton – theft of horse tack and quad bike, under investigation.
15/12/17 Damage, Weeton – damage to field and gate, linked to above burglary.
20/12/17 Sexual Offence, Sicklinghall – safeguarding in place, under investigation.
22/12/17 Violence, Follifoot – safe-guarding in place, 1 x arrest.
22/12/17 Autocrime, Huby – offenders has searched a vehicle, not taken anything, no further action.
30/12/17 Violence, Rudding Park – assault between 2 persons, 1 arrested, under investigation.
30/12/17 Auto crime, Spofforth – 2 accounts of vehicles entered and searched, under investigation.
30/12/17 Burglary, Spofforth – sneak in burglary, handbag taken, under investigation.

WARNING Following the season’s first sharp frosts, North Yorkshire Police would like to warn drivers of the risk of cars being stolen whilst defrosting. Thieves look out for unattended cars being defrosted with the engine left running.
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PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE WARY OF FRAUDS AND SCAMS
DON’T COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE YOU DON’T KNOW AND BE WARY OF EMAILS FROM KNOWN COMPANIES

We don’t get to know about individual cases of Cyber Crime in our area.
What we do know is that in the UK the increase in reported Cyber Crime has been 86% in the last 12 months.
BE AWARE AND BE VIGILANT

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REMEMBER Where doors and windows were once our weak spot now the telephone socket, broadband cable and wi-fi router can pose a greater threat to our family’s security.

What to do if you receive an email threatening a Cyber Attack?
• Whether the attack is attempted or successful, you should report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or by using our online reporting tool
• Do not pay the demand. There is no guarantee the scammers won’t launch an attack and could encourage further extortion demands in the future.
• Retain all the original emails. Should law enforcement investigate, the information contained within the email headers can be used as evidence.
• Maintain a timeline of the attack recording all times, type and content of contact.
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An email from an unknown person or an apparent known company!! could contain an attachment that could 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.

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.

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