Police Crime Alerts
Reports of crime that has taken place in the Fleet and Crookham areas of Hart
Message sent by Andy Scullin (Police, PCSO, Hart District)
you had a bicycle stolen recently? Or know someone who has?
Within the last week 2, 3 series BMW vehicles have been stolen from driveways overnight. Both vehicles were locked and secure.
Keys to both cars were NOT taken. It is assumed that some device is being used to steal them.
As such we suggest that additional steps are taken to protect your vehicle, we would suggest the following (if possible)
1) Lock your car in a garage.
2) Park another vehicle to block access
3) Install a more conventional security device such as a steering lock.
4) Place your car in sight of building security systems such as CCTV.
5) Tracker installation.
The cars affected so far appear to be 3 series BMW cars from around 2009 - 2012. However it is currently unknown if other BMW's could be targeted.
This is a message sent via Hampshire Alert. This
information has been sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary
On the 31st August 2017 a property along Kings Road, Fleet was unfortunately subject of a dwelling burglary. Between the times of 15:45 and 17:15 person/s unknown have entered the property.
I would like to ask that if you saw or heard anything suspicious around these times or saw or heard anything which you feel might be relevent, to get in contact with us. Please call us on 101 and quote the reference number 44170338038.
Also please be reassured that we are investigating the incident and will be carrying out patrols of the area.
Thank you for your assistance
Your Fleet Neighbourhood Policing Team
message from Olga Venner
In addition as part of Operation Rebate the Hart North Neighbourhood officers work nights with a Roads Policing team so that we can deal with any vehicles that try to get away. During the latest Operation we seized several vehicles without insurance, caught a disqualified driver and got close to catching quad bike users in several areas. Patrols are continuing in as many areas as possible. We want the villains to see us out and about in the middle of the night.
We are exploring other ways of being able to follow or patrol the expanse of countryside which is easy to hide in. I would ask landowners and users to keep reporting suspicious incidents particularly with vehicle registration numbers as this information can be pieced together to help with targeting the right people in the right places.
The challenge we always have in rural areas is evidence. There are fewer eyes and ears to witness what is happening and no lights or CCTV to help record it, however residents can install CCTV with movement sensitive lights that can take a picture and send it straightaway to a phone or computer. These systems aren’t very expensive compared to the valuable plant and machinery they are protecting and can give some really good quality evidence.
The message I want people to take from this is that Hampshire Constabulary are interested in these crimes and we are doing lots of work that isn’t always seen, to disrupt, prevent and convict. When calling in an incident please mention Operation Rebate, there is a trigger plan at control room and I would expect deployment if the offenders are still on site.
We are issuing crime prevention advice after we received several reports of suspicious incidents at cash machines in Farnborough and Fleet.
At 8.13pm on Sunday 23 July, we received a report that a device had been placed on a cash machine at the Co-operative store in Fernhill Road, Farnborough.
A customer entered the store to advise the cash machine had not returned his card. It is not clear if any money was taken.
Similar incidents were reported later that evening at the cash machines outside the Co-operative stores in Queens Road, Farnborough and Kings Road, Fleet.
We are currently treating the three incidents as linked. An investigation is underway.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind people of steps they can take to protect themselves when using cash machines.
• never write down or share your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
• cover the keypad with your hand when you type in your PIN number
• if you think the machine has been tampered with, don’t use it and tell the bank or store
• call your card issuer immediately if a cash machine takes your card
• put your card and cash away securely before leaving
• be wary of anyone trying to distract you
Anyone with information on these incidents should call 101.
Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.
Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.
One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop up window. The window which wouldn’t close said the victim had been affected by WannaCry Ransomware.
The victim granted the fraudsters remote access to their PC after being convinced there wasn’t sufficient anti-virus protection. The fraudsters then installed Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, which is actually free and took £320 as payment.
It is important to remember that Microsoft’s error and warning messages on your PC will never include a phone number.
Additionally Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. Any communication they have with you must be initiated by you.
How to protect yourself
If you believe you have already been a victim
Report fraud and cyber crime to Actionfraud.police.uk
Message from Graeme Barbour (Police, Digital Communications Officer, Hampshire)
Types of holiday booking fraud
In 2016 5,826 cases of holiday booking fraud were reported to Action Fraud. The most common types of fraud related to:
Top tips to avoid becoming a travel fraud victim
The City of London Police, ABTA and Get Safe Online have published advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of holiday booking fraud – and on how victims should go about reporting it. This advice includes the top tips below:
For a full list of tips to avoid becoming a victim of fraud please see: http://abta.com/fraud.
Early hours of 15th April 2017, unknown male was seen on CCTV to then remove the CCTV camera. This has happened in Crookham Road, Fleet. Do you recognise the male at all? If you do, please call 101 and quote crime reference 44170140566.
Thank you PC 3145 Neil NANCARROW.
are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business
email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which
have been compromised.
attachment is thought to contain the Banking Trojan Ursniff/Gozi, hidden
within an image in the document. The Ursniff Banking Trojan attempts to
obtain sensitive data from victims, such as banking credentials and
passwords. The data is subsequently used by criminals for monetary gain.
up-to-date virus protection is essential; however it will not always
prevent your device(s) from becoming infected.