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In short, it is a scam where people are phoning the public and purporting to be from Action Fraud.

The following advice is worth taking note of:
- Never give personal details over the phone
- Report any suspicious phone calls to your phone company
- Consider registering your number with Telephone Preference Service (TPS Online) or 0845 070 0707
- Most telephone providers will block anonymous callers
- Never give your credit or bank card PIN number out over the phone
- This information is never requested legitimately by your bank or the police
- If you think something is wrong, hang up the phone
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Please note that you can ring 101 instead of 999 for non-emergency calls to the police to report issues etc.

Alert: Shed Owners
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Further information on Shed Safe


The fisheries at Headbourne Worthy were broken into and a chainsaw was stolen.

Alert: Notice to appear in court email scam
Fraudsters have been sending out legitimate looking spoofed emails designed to trick recipients into installing malware.
For further information please visit: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert-notice-to-appear-in-court-email-scam-feb14

Alert: Mass Ransomware Spamming Event Targeting UK Computer Users
More information on Mass Ransomware Spam.

Alert: Hoax Microsoft Phone Calls
More information on Hoax Microsoft Phone Calls.

Christmas Scams Warning

Scams Bulletin October 2014

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Click here for information about the Census scam

Click here for information about the Action Fraud

Information on increase in red diesel theft

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Country Watch Update

Latest Country Watch Bulletin (inc solved crimes)

Country Watch Bulletin October 2014

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Click here for a list of Suspicious Vehicles seen in Winchester and Surrounding Area.

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It was reported on 03/02 that outer pane of living room window at rear of property in Castle Rise had been damaged by a stone.
Click here for other incidents nearby during the period 01/01/14 - 09/01/14.

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Click here for latest scam tactics that are being reported to Hampshire Trading standards, with advice on how to avoid being scammed

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November 2012 incidents

Aug 2012 incidents

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