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Our Beat Team Report
  • The Beat Team would also like to welcome PC Ross Rugman who has recently joined the team in the last few weeks. Ross will be a great assist to the team as he is well experienced in neighbourhood policing.
  • Mini Police has also started back up in Woolavington Primary School, litter picks, crime prevention stalls and much more activities will be taking place over the coming weeks.
  • Due to the rise in ASB/Crime reports in Cossington in previous months, the beat team have been proactivity patrolling the area. We also conducted a beat surgery in Cossington Playing Fields.
You can read/download the full Newsletter by clicking on the link below.
 
‘Which’ magazine spoofing alerts
‘Which’ magazine has alerted people to a telephone spoofing alert with Monzo bank.
Two members were scammed out of £12,000 and £8000 respectively by scammers warning that their bank accounts needed securing. The first one, Scott, was initially sceptical, but the caller was professional, calling from the digital bank’s phone number, and insisted his money was at risk. Scott carefully checked all the details before reluctantly handing over his account information.
He was horrified to later discover that all his money – £12,000 – had vanished. The emails were convincing fakes, and the calls and texts were spoofs created by scammers.
‘I’m savvy about these things, but the set up was so slick,’ said Scott.
As we have stated before, NEVER give any personal or account information over the telephone. If you are worried contact your bank yourself, preferably using another phone.
 
Royal Mail Scam and others
Recently BBC Radio Somerset interviewed a young couple from Frome who had lost £2500, all their savings, from a scam email supposedly from Royal Mail asking for delivery money for a parcel.
 
Just a reminder that there are numerous company and government department websites that have been ‘cloned’ by scammers in order to obtain access to your personal details, your bank account or your credit card. These include Amazon, Netflix, PayPal, Royal Mail, Dyson, DPD, HMRC, DVLA, National Crime Agency, Office for National Statistics (census forms) and probably many more! 
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