Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and Internet Crime

A message from Steph Edwards (Surrey Police, InTheKnow, Community Volunteer, Surrey Heath) provides the contents of the Action Fraud leaflet,

Action Fraud lists a handy A-Z of different fraud types and top tips to protect yourself from fraud at actionfraud.police.uk

Click on image to enlarge, and to visit the Action Fraud website.

action-fraud

Police Alert: Watch out for fake Amazon email

This is a message sent via In The Know – Surrey and Sussex. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

Surrey Police

Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “service@amazon.co.uk” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification.The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches.The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information.

Amazon says that suspicious e-mails will often contain:

  • Links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk, but aren’t Amazon.co.uk.
  • Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer.
  • Typos or grammatical errors.
  • Forged (or spoofed) e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from Amazon.co.uk.

Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.
You can read more about identifying suspicious emails claiming to be from Amazon by visiting https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489210To report a fraud or cyber crime, call us on 0300 123 2040.

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: December 2016

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Heather Kennard reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin,

  • Surrey PoliceCrime No.45160110211 – Between 12/12/2016 at 18:30 and 13/12/2016 at 08:35, at Farm Road, Frimley. Stolen from vehicle front and rear number plates.
  • Crime No.45160110397 – On 13/12/2016 between 11:45 and 16:16 at Gilbert Road, Frimley White paint has been painted on front door. (Still under investigation) (There have been a number of property’s in the road that have been targeted)
  • Crime No.45160110451 – On 13/12/2016 between 08:50 and 19:52 at Knoll road, Camberley. Victim returned to Vehicle, to find rear window has been smashed.
  • Crime No.45160110500 – On 13/12/2016 from 19:30 to 21:32 at Portsmouth Road, Camberley. Victims Vehicle has had side window smashed whilst in the Car Park whilst in Toby Carvery.
  • Crime No.45160110733 – On 14/12/2016 from 12:10 to 14:01 at Highland Road, Camberley. Number plate have been removed from Audi Q3 rear plate RE66ZG
  • Crime No.45160110982 – On 15/12/2016 from 02:15 to 06:58 at Queens Road, Frimley. Back door was left unlocked but closed overnight. Tidy search conducted, electrical items have been taken.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45160111052 – Between 14/12/2016 at 22:30 and 15/12/2016 at 12:06 in Orchard Way, Camberley. During hours of darkness has entered house via insecure French patio doors. Stolen items such as PS4 and 2 ornamental knives.
  • Crime No.45160111250 – On 15/12/2016 from 18:15 to 20:13 at Bridge Road, Bagshot. Front passenger window of vehicle has been smashed and laptop stolen from foot well.

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: November 2016

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Heather Kennard reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin,

  • Surrey PoliceCrime No.4516009959 – Between 10/11/16 and 11/11/16 and from 18:00 to 08:13, at Broadley Green, Windlesham. Dark Grey BMW index B15JLK has been stolen whilst parked outside of property.
  • Crime No.451600 99575 – Between 10/11/16 and 11/11/16 and from 20.00 to 11.02, at Guildford Road, Lightwater. Theft from vehicle.
  • Crime No.4510099538 – Between 10/11/16 and 11/11/16 and from 22.23 to 08.39, at Gorse Lane, Chobham. Entered grounds via woodlands of next door, gone onto roof of outbuildings, removed a quantity of tiles in order to gain entry. Made off without gaining entry.

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: October 2016 – Update 3

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Heather Kennard reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin,

  • Surrey PoliceCrime No.45160092279 – Between 18/10/16 and 19/10/16 and from 23.30 to 14.10, at Field Lane, Frimley. Wooden shed has been broken into and several items stolen.
  • Crime No.45160092994 – Between 20/10/16 and 21/10/16 and from 22.30 to 11.00, at Coleford Bridge Road, Mytchett. Front window smashed.
  • Crime No.45160093496 – Between 22/10/16 and 23/10/16 and from 18.00 to 09.45, at St Catherines Road, Frimley. Theft of sundial from rear garden of property.
  • Crime No.45160093980 – On 24/10/16 at 20.55 in Frimley Green Road, Frimley. Window of victim’s lounge has been smashed by unknown persons.

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: October 2016 – Update 2

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Heather Kennard reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in their latest InTheKnow Bulletin,

  • Surrey PoliceCrime No.45160089691 – On 11/10/16 between 14.00 to 17.00 at Hawkesworth Drive, Bagshot, offender has entered house via non secure front door and has carried out a search of a handbag. Has been disturbed and left via front door.
  • Crime No.45160090326 – On 13/10/16 between 11.25 – 15.40, at Esher Road, Camberley,  attempted burglary – two males dressed as EON workers have attempted to gain entry to a block of flats.
  • Crime No.45160090369 – Between 12/10/16 and 13/10/16 and between 18.00 – 18.30 at Kings Ride, Camberley. Theft of bicycle from rear garden of property.
  • Crime No.45160090520 – Between 13/10/16 and 14/10/16 and from 17.00 to 12.00, at Windlesham Road, Chobham. Barn attached to stable block has been broken into. A petrol go kart and a number of small animals taken.
  • Crime No.45160090837 – On 15/10/16 between 04.30 to 07.50 at Highland Road, Camberley. Theft of tools from van overnight.
  • Crime No.45160091057 – On 15/10/16 between 19.20 to 22.45 at Kielder Walk, Camberley. Unknown person has entered address and stolen one item.
  • Crime No.45160091486 – Between 09/10/16 and 15/10/16 and from 12.00 to 10.00, at Chobham Road, Frimley. Damage caused to six foot high brick wall and symbol painted.
  • Crime No.45160091541 – Between 14/10/16 and 16/10/16 and between 06.30 – 08.00 at Gordon Crescent, Camberley. Theft of pedal cycle.

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: October 2016 – Update 1

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Heather Kennard reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in their latest InTheKnow Bulletin,

  • Surrey PoliceCrime No.45160087358 – Between 21/09/16 to 22/09/16 and from 16.00 – 10.00 at Kings Ride, Camberley. Insecure garage entered and items stolen.
  • Crime No.45160088321 – Between 03/10/16 to 07/10/16 and from 18.29 – 10.30, at London Road, Camberley. Front door to flat has been broken.
  • Crime No.45160088380 – On 06/10/16 between 12.15 and 12.30
    at Tomlins Avenue, Frimley. Stone Planter stolen from front garden.
  • Crime No.45160088395 – On 06/10/16 between 07.00 and 18.00 at Guildford Road, Lightwater. Entry forced to the front door. Jewellery stolen from an upstairs bedroom after a tidy search.
  • Crime No.45160088420 – Between 06/10/16 to 07/10/16 and from 08.00 – 11.00 at Crawley Hill, Camberley. Property entered causing no damage. Have gone to upstairs bedroom which was locked and secured. With force have kicked in solid wooden door to gain entry.
  • Crime No.45160088711 – Between 04/10/16 to 08/10/16 and from 23.59 – 14.58 at Bain Avenue, Camberley. Shed broken into and lock damaged.
  • Crime No.45160089447 – On 11/10/16 between 04.00 and 04.04 at Guildford Road, Frimley Green. Vehicle used to ram doors of timber outbuilding causing damage and allowing access. Nothing removed.