PFCC PRAISES NEW ESSEX POLICE OPERATION TO TACKLE DOG THEFTS
HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Survey firearms licensing survey
VIOLENCE AND VULNERABILITY COMMUNITY SAFETY (VVCS) GRANT NOW OPEN
Essex Police – Fraud Alert System – an update.
Preferred candidate for next Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive for ECFRS announced
Out and about across Essex
Test Your Smoke Alarms
Hot Spot Policing
If you receive an unsolicited email asking you to click on a link and complete a survey in return for a £100 Promotional Gift Card, it is a scam. The link will simply take you to a website where scammers will steal your personal data and then use it to take out financial products or purchase goods using your data, with you ending up with an unexpected debt. If you receive an email like this, then please forward to email@example.com.
Police and Crime Plan survey being launched next week Next week, Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, is launching the Police and Crime Plan Survey – an opportunity for everyone who lives, works and travels in Essex to have their say on the proposed priorities in the Police and Crime Plan. The survey will officially go live on Monday and will run for two weeks, ending on September 19th. Thank you to everyone who has already provided views on the priorities via the series of workshops that the PFCC has been running throughout the summer. Please do take this opportunity to have a look at the survey to see how the priorities have been developed following your feedback and give your views online.
If you or someone you know is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud, please call Essex Police on 101. Report fraud or attempted fraud by contacting Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040. Good morning everyone, If you think that you have been a victim of this or any other scam, then contact your Bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or calling 0300 123 2040. Remember if it is too good to be true, then it is. Stop and take Five Take Five - To Stop Fraud | To Stop Fraud (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk)
Earlier this year NatWest issued a warning to its customers to beware of cryptocurrency scams after they received a record number of reports.
Action Fraud is warning romance seekers to be cautious when using dating platforms, as new data reveals criminals have already conned over £15 million out of unsuspecting lovers with bogus investment opportunities.
Essex Police are warning residents about scam emails purporting to be from the NHS.
Residents are warned to be vigilant of scam calls that appear to be coming from numbers similar to their own.
Rental fraud continues to be an issue across the country and can affect people of all ages. It occurs when would-be tenants are tricked into paying an upfront fee to rent a property.
Action Fraud is warning the public to take extra care when buying tickets for festivals and events online, as figures reveal almost £1 million has been lost to ticket fraud so far this year.
Essex Police are reminding residents that what appear to be innocent games posted on social media have the potential to allow criminals access to your personal data—ultimately allowing them to get their hands on your money.
Residents are reminded to keep their personal documents safe after a number of reports of scammers asking for copies of passports and driving licences
Guidance has been issued but the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) about ‘FluBot’ - spyware affecting Android phones and devices that is delivered via the package delivery messages covered by a previous alert.