Neighbourhood watch

Posted 14th July 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

03/05/17 Green Yamaha quad bike was stolen from a property on Nat Lane,Huby. Prior to this a further Honda TRX quad bike in red was stolen from property on A61 between Ripon and Ripley.
10/05/17 From Motor Vehicle, Huby – registration plate stolen, unsure where happened
16/05/17 From Motor Vehicle, Spofforth – theft of car radio
16/05/17 Violence, Spofforth – support in place for victim
22/05/17 Violence, Spofforth – support in place of victim
23/05/17 Theft, Spofforth – theft of iron garden furniture, potentially two weeks old before report
30/05/17 Damage, Spofforth – vehicle damaged, due to no evidence no further action
30/05/17 Criminal Damage, Plompton – outbuilding damaged/vandalised by youths, local Officers supporting victim and patrols in place
30/05/17 Theft, Rudding Park – dog possibly stolen or lost
30/05/17 Theft, Follifoot – theft of spare wheel, due to time frame no further evidence
31/05/17 Burglary, Follifoot – items taken from location, vehicle involved is suspected to be on false plates, investigation ongoing
3/06/17 Violence, Follifoot – safeguarding in place
11/06/17 Violence, Rudding Park – safeguarding in place
20/06/17 Theft, Follifoot – theft of name plate, all lines of enquiry investigated no outcome.

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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.