Police warning to be on the watchout for a potential scam

Surrey PoliceSurrey Police volunteer, and Neighbourhood Watch Administrator, Stephanie Edwards 20420 [Contact telephone: 101 Ext. 31374] reports on a potential scam in the area,

This morning I collected a “signed for” letter from the sorting office. It had been addressed “to occupier” but had full postal address including postcode. The envelope contained a page from the Argos catalogue and nothing else. My concern having signed for this letter is that whoever sent it has tracked the letter and can view my surname and signature online.

I have reported this to the Action Fraud helpline but as no fraud has been committed they will not make a report. They suggested I register my details with a company called SciFast who can put a protective warning on my credit report so scammers would be unable to commit fraud. They also suggested I get the post person to make sure letters are pushed right inside the letter box as opportunists can pluck mail that is it pushed through fully.

Any suspicious incidents should be reported to the police on 101 or 999

Don’t get caught by a scammers asking for money for petrol

Surrey Police volunteer, and Neighbourhood Watch Administrator, Stephanie Edwards 20420 [Contact telephone: 101 Ext. 31374] reports on a potential scam in the area,

We have had a report regarding a potential scam where someone claimed to be in need of money for petrol to get there aunty home.

Our advice is not to give out any money to cold callers.

Our advice is not to give out any money to cold callers. On this occasion a dark blue saloon car was used with the female diver having a London accent.

Any suspicious incident’s should be reported to the police on 101. If you feel a crime is in progress call 999.

Two signs, one good and legal, the other bad and anti-social

Here are two the signs [click on images to enlarge],

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Both are in Lightwater. The Surrey Police Burglars Beware sign is affixed to a lamppost on by the island joining Corbett Drive and Briar Avenue. I’m not aware of any burglaries in the immediate vicinity. I imagine the sign is placed at a strategic point for on a through road in Lightwater. Recently, driving around this island, I missed noticing a police car parked in Corbett Drive on burglary watch.

Now, the second sign. It’s easy to say that this sign is a form of vandalism, as it’s nailed firmly – with four nails – to the tree. Certainly worth taking a note of the name, and to be sure not to use their services. I’ll be emailing them to request its removal, without damaging the tree. The offending sign is on Briar Avenue, near the island mentioned above.

Latest Neighbourhood Crime Watch Bulletin for Camberley

Surrey Police volunteer, and Neighbourhood Watch Administrator, Stephanie Edwards 20420 [Contact telephone: 101 Ext. 31374] reports on recent burglaries in the borough in her latest Neighbourhood Watch Crime Bulletin:

Crime Reference – 451500016333 – Between 26/2/2015 – 27/02/2015 a burglary occurred in Manor Way, Camberley. Access gained by climbing onto Conservatory roof, entered through open small bathroom window, conducted tidy search, electronic items and jewellery was stolen. Left front door open upon leaving property.

If you suspect that you or someone you know has been the victim of a doorstep scam, contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06, or in an emergency dial 999.

Update to Neighbourhood Watch crime bulletin for Frimley and Camberley

Surrey Police volunteer Stephanie Edwards 20420 – Neighbourhood Watch Administrator [Contact telephone: 101 Ext. 31374] issued this CORRECTION today to last week’s Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin on recent burglaries in the borough:

Crime Reference – 4515000138885 – Between the hours 11.30am – 19.45pm on 18/2/2015 a burglary occurred in Chillingham Way, Camberley. The property was unoccupied. Access gained by climbing over garden fence, used tool to push out the lock chamber. Jewellery was stolen.

Crime Reference - 451500014398 – Between the hours 10.00 – 19/2/2015 – 20/02/2015 at 12.25 a burglary occurred in Lime Avenue, Frimley. Entry gained by climbing side gate of property, a small table was used to smash patio door at the rear to gain access, tidy search, the loft ladder was pulled down nothing removed.

Crime Reference - 451500014179 – Between the hours 18.30pm – 19.00pm 19/2/2015 – a burglary occurred in Oakway Drive, Frimley. Entry gained by smashing UPVC door, evidence of tools being used. Untidy search, stolen silver cutlery and money

Crime Reference – 451500014983 – Between 10.30 on 18/2/2015 – 22/2/2015 at 13.45 a burglary occurred at Hartford Rise, Camberley. Entry gained through front UPVC door, not doubled locked, forced the lock, discarding it from the frame, tool marks on frame. Untidy search, stolen Jewellery.

Bogus Trading Standards Officer Alert: Surrey Trading Standards don’t cold call and NEVER ask for money. If you receive a visit or a telephone call from an individual purporting to be a Trading Standards Officer, call Surrey County Council on 03456 009 009 to verify their ID. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been the victim of a doorstep scam, contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06, or in an emergency dial 999.

Neighbourhood watch crime bulletin reports on two burglaries in Surrey Heath

Surrey Police volunteer Stephanie Edwards 20420 – Neighbourhood Watch Administrator [Contact telephone: 101 Ext. 31374] in a Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin reports on recent burglaries in the borough:

Crime Reference - 4515000113421: Between the hours 18.00pm – 11.54am on 16/2/2015 – 17/02/2215 a burglary occurred in Portsmouth Road, Frimley. Access gained into the conservatory by forcing a window. No entry was gained into the house as the connecting door was locked. At the time of writing it’s not known if any thing was stolen.

 Crime Reference – 4515000138885: Between the hours 11.30am – 19.45pm on 18/2/2015 a burglary occurred in Gillingham Way, Camberley. The property was unoccupied. Access gained by climbing over garden fence, used tool to push out the lock chamber. Jewellery was stolen.

Bogus Trading Standards Officer Alert:  Surrey Trading Standards don’t cold call and NEVER ask for money. If you receive a visit or a telephone call from an individual purporting to be a Trading Standards Officer, call Surrey County Council on 03456 009 009 to verify their ID. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been the victim of a doorstep scam, contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06, or in an emergency dial 999