Neighbourhood Watch

The Met Police has published an interesting booklet called the Little Book of Big Scams which gives details of a variety of scams. To download the booklet, please click here

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Police are releasing CCTV images of a woman officers would like to speak to in connection with a fraud where £12,500 was stolen from a bank account.

A woman went to one branch of a bank to request a new debit card and then went to another to request a new PIN. Both were sent to the account holder’s home address, without her knowledge, but appear to have been intercepted.

The new bank card and PIN were then used at branches of the bank in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket on the same day with thousands of pounds being withdrawn on each occasion.

While the customer has been compensated by bank, police are keen to speak to the woman pictured in connection with the fraud. She is described as white, of slim build, possibly in her 50s to 60s, with below shoulder length brown hair. Please see attached for the images.

Anyone who may recognise her is asked to call Bury St Edmunds CID by dialling Suffolk Police on 101, quoting crime number 69501/16.

 

The following message is being sent on behalf of Action Fraud – the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre

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=201489210

To report a fraud or cyber crime, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk

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