Neighbourhood watch

Posted 19th September 2017

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

Follifoot Neighbourhood Watch

Reported Crime

1/08/17 Burglary, Sicklinghall – isolated property where power tools taken, no lines of enquiry
3/08/17 Violence, Weeton – safe guarding in place and 1 x arrest
8/08/17 Burglary, Sicklinghall – burglary at an isolated property, no lines of enquiry and no information from house to house
16/08/17Burglary, Spofforth – garage broken into and cycles taken, no lines of enquiry
17/08/17 Fraud, Plompton – foreign males scam staff at local pub into changing money into different denominations resulting in a £160 loss to the pub, no lines of enquiry

18/08/17Violence, Sicklinghall – threats left on answer machine, possible dispute between employer and former employee
18/08/17Criminal Damage, Spofforth – ongoing investigation, 1 x arrest,
23/08/17Violence, Spofforth – male walking along public footpath and attacked by a dog, injuries to hand and offending dog destroyed by owner
27/08/17 Criminal Damage, Kirk Deighton – windows damaged by air rifle, no lines of enquiry

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.