Fraudsters are targeting classified advertisement websites like AutoTrader to advertise vehicles for sale. Buyers are then contacting these ‘sellers’ to find out more about the vehicles and are being told to pay for them via ‘Apple Pay’. In this case the fraudsters are not using the genuine Apple Pay service and potential victims pay money directly to bank accounts in control of the fraudsters. Individuals receive emails claiming to be from Apple Pay with a web link to a cloned website with false terms and conditions of the ‘escrow’ service. Any money remitted to the fraudsters is then unrecoverable and the vehicles are not delivered.
Protect yourself: •Meet the seller ‘face to face’ and view the vehicle before parting with any money.
•Be cautious of web links in an email. They may not direct you to the genuine website.
•Report scam advertisements to the classified advertisement websites.
•If the vehicle is below market value, consider whether this is an opportunity too good to be true!
Don’t want nonsense calls over Halloween. Print out this poster as provided by Northants Police…..Poster found here…
PCSO’s from the Towcester Safer Community team have this month dealt with a number of ‘Red Crosses’ which they found spray painted onto the road in Eastcote. One of these was opposite a parked vehicle from which fuel was stolen and the other opposite a house where its heating oil tank was easily accessable. The safer Community team are repeating all the usual adivce of keeping Heating Oil storage out of sight where possible and ensuring that it is secured with a lock of some kind. Also please be on the lookout for any red crosses sprayed onto the road and if you see any, phone CRIMESTOPPERS: 0800 555 111 immeadiately.
This page is to keep the you informed of police activities and any thefts, burglaries or other illegal acts that may affect the village.
NHW line is 01604 432436 or the police main switchboard is 03000 111 222. Christy and Margarets number is 01604 831020. People should not be afraid to ring the helpline or the police, they would much prefer to prevent a crime than be told of it afterwards.
The 101 non-emergency number provides you with a single, easy to remember number for you to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency police response. You will be able to call 101 to report a crime that has already happened and any other incidents or concerns that do not require an emergency response. You can also call it to speak to your local Safer Community Team, to make a general enquiry or make us aware of any policing issues in your local area. Calls to 101 from landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long your call lasts.
999 should still be used in an emergency, such as when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or a life is at risk, or there is a traffic incident involving personal injury or danger.
If you have any hearing difficulties or a speech impairment, a text phone will be available on 18001 101.
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