Stopping burglars from striking again and car theft crime

A dedicated police officer successfully predicts where and when burglars are likely to strike again – only this time, he’s waiting for them. If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology… Continue reading Stopping burglars from striking again and car theft crime

Covid-19 – Restrictions in England from 29 March – Step One

[Click image for enlarged view] For more information and detailed guidance visit gov.uk/coronavirus. Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do [Published:29 March 2021 Last updated:1 April 2021]

Tackling pickpocketing using video evidence

Video evidence from a police body camera helps convict a violent offender, and a wine bar uses facial recognition cameras to tackle their pickpocketing problem If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using… Continue reading Tackling pickpocketing using video evidence

Using smart technology to catch criminals who shoplift

Cameras with artificial intelligence catch shoplifters in the act, and a dedicated police team arrests a burglar who broke into an elderly woman’s home while she was asleep If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the… Continue reading Using smart technology to catch criminals who shoplift

Catalytic Converter theft From Safer Neighbourhood Board

  There has been a surge in the number of catalytic converters being stolen in London, with thieves becoming increasingly violent, police say. The Met’s motor vehicle crime unit investigated nearly 15,000 reports of such thefts in 2020, compared to 9,500 over the previous year. The devices, which reduce the emission of pollutants, contain precious… Continue reading Catalytic Converter theft From Safer Neighbourhood Board

Action Fraud warning as demand for tickets increases ahead of lockdown easing

Following the announcement of the easing of lockdown restrictions over the coming months, several festivals and concerts have been announced, with demand expected to be incredibly high. Some festivals have already sold out. As a result of the high demand for tickets, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) are warning buyers to take extra care… Continue reading Action Fraud warning as demand for tickets increases ahead of lockdown easing

HMCTS telephone numbers used by tax scammers

An increasing number of concerned individuals are contacting offices across HMCTS following emails or phone calls by scammers. Scammers mimic legitimate phone numbers (spoofing) and may allege that you owe HMRC money and that a warrant for your arrest has been issued. Scammers may also tell you to look up contact details for HMCTS courts and offices… Continue reading HMCTS telephone numbers used by tax scammers

City of London Police warns public to keep online accounts safe from hackers

Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, received 15,214 reports of email and social media hacking between February 2020 and February 2021 – 88 per cent of which were from individuals who had their personal accounts compromised by criminals. Visit Action Fraud to find out how to protect yourself and to report if… Continue reading City of London Police warns public to keep online accounts safe from hackers

Trading Standards warns against spray foam loft insulation scam

  Bexley’s Trading Standards team is urging local residents not to be duped into having unnecessary spray foam loft insulation carried out following reports of a scam which abuses the government’s Green Homes Grant Scheme. Reports from elsewhere in the UK show that some vulnerable, elderly residents have signed up for contracts worth over £8,… Continue reading Trading Standards warns against spray foam loft insulation scam

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ARE YOU SCAM-SAVVY?

Criminals are turning to more sophisticated ways to take your money, whether through online offers, emails or telephone calls. Can you outsmart them? Put your ability to spot a scam to the test with our quick quiz. Let’s go! (to take the Quiz) WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS LIKE THIS Beware if you receive a phone call… Continue reading ARE YOU SCAM-SAVVY?