Dealing with suspicious emails or text messages – Phishing attacks

What is phishing? Phishing is when criminals attempt to trick people into doing ‘the wrong thing’, such as clicking a link to a dodgy website. Phishing can be conducted via a text message, social media, or by phone, but the term ‘phishing’ is mainly used to describe attacks that arrive by email. Criminals send phishing… Continue reading Dealing with suspicious emails or text messages – Phishing attacks

Dartford M25 crash leaves lorry dangling from bridge

  There are extremely heavy delays on the M25 this afternoon after a crash has left a lorry dangling from a motorway bridge. The lorry collided with a barrier at around 1pm, causing “significant damage” and miles of tailbacks.  The main M25 carriageway is closed anti-clockwise within J2 near Dartford as a result of the… Continue reading Dartford M25 crash leaves lorry dangling from bridge

PROTECT YOUR CAR (AND MOTORCYCLE) – LEAVE IT LOCKED, LIT AND EMPTY

Due to Covid-19 and repeated lockdowns, people aren’t using their cars as much as they used to. However, car crime remains a pressing problem in the UK – alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes. Whilst we can’t always prevent it there are simple steps we can all take to reduce our chances of becoming… Continue reading PROTECT YOUR CAR (AND MOTORCYCLE) – LEAVE IT LOCKED, LIT AND EMPTY

Royal Mail scam text: ‘I lost £8,000 and my bank won’t refund me

People have reported being conned by a caller pretending to be from their bank after receiving a text purporting to be from Royal Mail that asked for their bank details. Claire had £7,762 stolen from her after being taken in by a fraudulent text pretending to be from Royal Mail.  The text urges shoppers to follow a link to… Continue reading Royal Mail scam text: ‘I lost £8,000 and my bank won’t refund me

Doorstep crime, new tactics to prevent online fraud and illegal bikers

A 96-year-old D-Day veteran is brutally attacked on his doorstep. Police in Taunton, Somerset, quickly arrest his attacker after tracking his spending habits 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 Doorstep crime, new tactics to prevent online fraud and illegal bikers

Car theft and Met’s new tactics and response

A brave mother fights back against car thieves as they try to steal her Audi from her driveway – with her baby inside!  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 Car theft and Met’s new tactics and response