Surrey Police Neighbourhood Watch crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: August 2016 – Update 1

Surrey PoliceThe Surrey Police Neighbourhood Watch team report on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in their latest Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin,

  • Crime 45160073036 – Between 21/08/16 and 22/08/16 and from 22.00 to 08.00, at Bain Avenue, Camberley. Suspects have attempted to gain entry to two vehicles believing they contained tools. Entry gained to one of the vehicles but nothing taken.
  • Crime 45160073063 – On 22/08/16 between 05.00 – 07.00  at Wood Road, Camberley. Motorcycle stolen.
  • Crime 45160073180 – Between 18/08/16 and 22/08/16 and from 18.00 to 12.00, at Parkway, Camberley, Padlock cut from rear gate and fence in between two properties.
  • Crime 45160073219 – Between 20/08/16 and 22/08/16 and from 18.00 – 08.00, at Murrells Lane, Camberley. Padlock removed from shed and several items stolen.
  • Crime 45160073293 – On 22/08/16 between 10.45 – 11.04, at Shrubbs Hill, Chobham. Suspects gained entry to property through window, having made two previous attempts. Items stolen from room upstairs

Surrey Police Neighbourhood Watch crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: August 2016

Surrey PoliceThe Surrey Police Neighbourhood Watch team report on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in their latest Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin,

  • Crime 45160067708: Between 04/08/16 and 05/08/16 and from 22:30 to 02:12, at Upper Chobham Road. Camberley. Forced open garage door, moved items, have taken stump grinder, tried to remove wood chipper out of garage before being disturbed.
  • Crime 45160071017: Between 13/08/2016 and 14/08/2016 and from  23.00 – 09.00, at South Road, Bisley. Bicycles stolen from side of property.
  • Crime 45160071405: On 16/08/2016 between 05.30 – 14.50, at Victoria Avenue, Camberley. Suspect gained entry to property and stole £60.
  • Crime 45160071034: Between 01/08/2016 and 02/08/2016 and from 05.30 – 14.50, at Kielder Walk, Camberley. Fishing equipment stolen from garage.
  • Crime 45160069799: Between 10/08/2016 and 11/08/2016 and between 23.00 – 06.30, at Windmill Field, Windlesham. Large pot containing flowers and shrubs stolen from the front of the garage.
  • Crime 45160069833: On 11/08/2016 between 08.45 – 18.45, at Lawrence Crescent, Windlesham. Large porcelain flower pot stolen from front of property.
  • Crime 45160069457: Between 09/08/2016 and 10/08/2016 and between 23.30 – 08.30, at Derwent Road, Lightwater. Vehicle window smashed and attempted forced entry to door.
  • Crime 45160069712: Between 20/07/2016 and 03/08/2016 and between 14.18 – 14.18, at Park Road, Camberley. During the above dates the victims car has been keyed the length of the passenger side.
  • Crime 45160070784: Between 05/08/2016 and 15/08/2016 and between 12.00 – 09.00, at Ripon Close, Camberley. Offenders have attempted to gain entry to dwelling by unscrewing the door hinges and forcing the door. Entry not gained.

Alert from National Fraud Intelligence Bureau: Advance Fee Fraud (Courier)

The Surrey and Sussex Police Police In the Know service provides information on what is happening in your area – witness appeals, crime updates, crime prevention advice and news. The service sent the following alert from ActionFraud – the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre – regarding new type of advance fee fraud,

ActionFraud

People selling their items on online platforms are falling victim to a new type of advance fee fraud. This involves a fraudster, posing as a buyer, sending an email to the seller (victim), agreeing to the full asking price of the item. They state that they are unable to collect the item themselves and will arrange for a courier to pick it up instead.

The fraudster then sends a fake payment confirmation email from a different email address, one which falsely purports to be from a payment platform. In the course of the email exchange, the seller/victim is requested to pay the courier fee. Once the payment is made the contact is broken, the item is not picked up and the money paid for the ‘courier’ is gone.

An example of the most recent emails received by the victim/seller, from the ‘Buyer’, read:

“I want you to consider this a deal as i am willing to pay your full asking price! i actually want to buy it for a family member who is urgently in need of it, i have checked through your posting and i’m fully satisfied with it. Unfortunately, i would not be able to come personally to view/collect, i work offshore as an instructor on a oil rig so i dont have time at all, but like i said i am 100% OK with the advert”

Protect Yourself:

  • Be wary when buyers wish to purchase items at the full asking price without viewing them.
  • Check the validity of the payment receipt confirmation
  • Avoid paying an advanced fee if you are a seller; should you choose to use a courier, arrange your own.
  • Check feedback online by searching the associated phone numbers or email addresses of the seller/buyer. Feedback will give you useful information about recent transactions other buyers/sellers have made.
  • If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Surrey Police Neighbourhood Watch crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: July 2016 – Update 5

Surrey Police imageThe Surrey Police Neighbourhood Watch team report on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in their latest Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin,

  • Crime 45160065306: Between 13/06/16 and 28/07/16 and from 13:55 to 13:55 at Wallington Road, Camberley. Victim has been persuaded to pass entire like savings via bank transfer with promise of receiving a large PPI payout. Beware of PPI telephone calling
  • Crime 45160064682: On 26/07/16 between 17:00 to 18:21, at Deanside. Camberley. Elderly vulnerable victim of fraud by gaining signature.
  • Crime 45160064533: On 26/07/16 between 13:01 to 13:04, at Coleford Close, Mytchett. Elderly person has been visited by a male who has given unreasonable high estimate for work to be done in loft.
  • Crime: 45160064466: Between 21/07/16 and 26/07/16 and from 08:00 to 09:43, at Ballard Court. Camberley. Front license plate unscrewed from vehicle.
  • Crime 4516004811: On 27/07/16 and at 00:00 to 06:33, at Keswick Drive. Lightwater. Motorbike stolen from inside locked garage.
  • Crime 45160065022: On 27/07/16 between 14:00 to 16:50, at Guildford Road. Lightwater. During hours of daylight approached semi-detached house, gained entry via insecure rear door carried out untidy search, nothing was taken.
  • Crime 45160065110: On 27/07/16 between 21:00 and 23:41, at Buckingham Way, Camberley. Attempted burglary to garage of end-block suspects left the scene.
  • Crime 45160065754: On 29/07/16 between 08:15 and 17:15, at Upper Chobham Road, Camberley. Forced window, gained entry, took money, laptop and jewellery.
  • Crime 45160065918: On 29/07/16 between 08:00 and 18:00, at Frimley Railway Station. Bike has been stolen from the Station.
  • Crime 45160066269: On 20/07/16 between 09:30 and 12:30, at Burleigh Road, Frimley. Vehicle crime. Broken into, nothing stolen but took door lock from drivers door.

Stay safe online #1: Install software updates

CyberstreetwiseAnnounced today, 26th July 2016, HM Government urges people in Surrey, through www.cyberstreetwise.com, to update their mobile phones and computers with the latest software updates. Updates to software contain vital security updates to keep you safe online.  Here’s what the Government announced,

♦ An estimated 2 million cybercrime offences were committed last year (according to ONS figures*).

♦ Advice from GCHQ’s cyber security arm, CESG recommends that software updates are the most effective action Britons can take to protect themselves online.

♦ However the majority of people in the South East don’t always download the latest software updates for their mobile phone (68%) or for their computer (64%), as soon as they are available.

Cyber Streetwise is urging people and businesses across Surrey to always download the latest software and app updates as soon as they are available. Software and app updates contain vital security upgrades which protect devices from viruses and hackers. They are, according to CESG, the most important action people and businesses can take to protect themselves from cybercrime.

GCHQ’s cyber security arm, CESG, strongly recommends that individuals and businesses regularly update software on all devices that use the internet to allow the latest security updates to be installed. This provides greater protection from viruses and other cyber threats.

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Surrey Police Neighbourhood Watch crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: July 2016 – Update 4

The Surrey Police Neighbourhood Watch team report on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in their latest Neighbourhood Watch Burglary Bulletin,

  • Surrey PoliceCrime Number-45160062756:  On 20/07/16 – between 19:00 and 22:00, at Troutbeck Walk. Camberley. Theft of Cycle from Garage.
  • Crime Number-45160062985: Between 20/07/16 to 21/07/16 and from 17:00 to 09:00, at Longlands Way. Camberley. Cycle stolen from Garage.
  • Crime Number-45160062514: Between 16/07/16 and 17/07/16 and from 18:00 to 10:00, at Avenue Sucy, Camberley. Bike stolen overnight from insecure rear garden of communal area.
  • Crime Number-45160062051: On 16/07/16 between 20:00 to 22:15, at Park Street, Camberley. Car damage whilst parked, wing mirror and rear wiper ripped off.
  • Crime Number-45160063109: On 21/07/16 between 08:20 to 17:00, at Cromwell Road, Camberley. Car has been keyed whilst parked in residential area.
  • Crime Number-45160063161: On 21/07/16 at 13:05, in Park Road, Camberley. Tools stolen from works van which was left insecure.
  • Crime Number-45160061844: On 18/07/16 between 08:00 to 20:00. at Curley Hill Road, Lightwater. Damage caused to rose bush.
  • Crime Number-45160063606:  Between 22/07/16 and 23/07/16 and from 22.00 to 06.00, at Cumberland Road, Camberley. Shed break in, nothing has been taken.
  • Crime Number 45160063161: Between 21/07/16 and 22/07/16 at 13.05, in Park Road, Camberley. Tools taken from Van.

Surrey Police Neighbourhood Watch crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: July 2016 – Update 3

The Surrey Police Neighbourhood Watch team report on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in their latest Neighbourhood Watch Burglary Bulletin,

  • Surrey PoliceCrime Number 45160060977: On 15/07/2016 between 15.45 to 16:00, at Bristow Road, Camberley. During the hours of daylight a suspects has shown a fake NHS ID Card, gained entry to a vulnerable person’s property. Stolen money from draw and then left location.
  • Crime Number 45160061168: On 16/07/2016 between 23:13 to 23:21, at Wimbledon Road Camberley. Have approached a Ford Focus and slashed two offside tyres causing them to deflate.
  • Crime Number 45160061272: On 17/07/2016 between 00:30 and 00:45, at Cordwalles Crescent, Camberley. Unknown offenders have smashed windows of van with brick.