Action Fraud has received 139 crime reports relating to fake text messages purporting to be from the UK government. The texts state that the recipient is "owed" or "eligible" for an energy bill discount as part of the Energy Bill Support Scheme. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal your personal and financial information.
How to protect yourself
- Energy Bill... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:40 by Vicky Smith
Are you a mature driver (aged 60+)? Live in Northamptonshire?
Rely on being able to drive?
This FREE roadshow is for you!
About this event
Driving is an important part of our everyday life and the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance (NSRA) are keen to help to keep mature drivers driving safer for longer.
Our ability to drive changes over time for different reasons, especially as we get older. It's important... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Aug 2022 16:49 by Vicky Smith
Kelly Communications Limited have requested a closure of the above road on behalf of BT. The closure is to safely undertake works in diverting a service and is expected to take place on the 1st September for one day at off peak times.
The closure and diversion can be viewed here https://one.network/?tm=130507657
If you require more information about the works please contact James Bateman on 02476 642814.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:51 by Vicky Smith
As the hot sun continues to shine, detectives across Northamptonshire working in the Force's Burglary Team issue advice to help people protect their homes from burglars.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Rogers, said: "First of all I want to make it clear that the only people 'responsible' for a burglary are the burglars themselves and in an ideal situation we would not have to issue crime prevention advice.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:53 by Vicky Smith
With the high temperatures expected to continue into this weekend (July 23/24), Northamptonshire Police is urging the public not to be tempted to swim in unsafe open waters.
The warning is being issued following the death of a number of young people who have sadly drowned in England over the past few days after getting into difficulties in rivers, lakes, canals, and quarries.
Whilst the Northamptonshire... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 11:44 by Vicky Smith
Distraction Thefts in Supermarket car parks
Thieves are operating in supermarket car parks by approaching unaccompanied women to tell them that damage has been caused to the rear of their car. When going to check, someone then removes handbags or purses from the front passenger seat and uses debit card to steal cash from ATMs. Please take the following steps to prevent this crime:
• Cover your PIN... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 09:50 by Vicky Smith
What is phishing and how does it work?
You wouldn't let a thief enter your home, but what if the thief was masquerading as someone familiar, such as a postman, and tricked you into opening the door? Phishing works in a similar way - criminals impersonate trusted organisations by creating legitimate-looking messages and websites in order to trick people into opening the doors to their personal information.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 12:58 by Vicky Smith
Officers at Northamptonshire Police are again encouraging members of the public to make their elderly relatives aware of courier fraud following fresh reports in the county.
Courier fraud involves fraudsters telephoning a potential victim, claiming to be from their bank, the police, or another law enforcement authority, and tricking them into revealing their PIN number, bank card and personal details.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 10:41 by Vicky Smith