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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #90 on: April 12, 2022, 11:18:02 AM »
Council tax rebate scam warning / Rhybudd scam ad-daliad treth Cyngor.
Raising awareness of potential scams around the Council tax rebate scheme Detective chief inspector Craig Mullish of City of London Police who lead on Fraud in England and Wales said: "Criminals will no doubt take advantage of the £150 council tax rebate scheme to target unsuspecting victims. If you’re contacted about your rebate, take a moment to stop and think as it could protect you and your money. Those eligible for the rebate will be contacted by their local council. If you receive any communication about your rebate that you’re unsure about, we would advise that you contact your local council to confirm that the communication you have received is genuine."

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #91 on: April 19, 2022, 11:37:16 AM »
Beware of FAKE emails targeting Instagram accounts

These emails claim that someone is trying to "recover your password from Russia"   

Action Fraud have received 272 reports relating to this in one week.

Don't click on the link in the email as it leads to a malicious website that’s designed to steal your Instagram login details in order to access your account.

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #92 on: May 07, 2022, 10:06:19 AM »
We had a recent spate of people being spotted hanging around garages in the Westshore area recently, and now Colwyn Bay being targeted..........

POLICE have encouraged people to protect their garages and outbuildings with a passive infra-red alarm following a break-in in Colwyn Bay.

“Unfortunately, the garage was not secure.

“Make sure to secure outbuildings such as sheds and garages.

“A great way of keeping your garage protected is by putting in a stand alone PIR alarm.”  (from about £10)

https://www.google.com/search?q=stand+alone+pir+alarms&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB813GB813&oq=stand+alone+pir+alarms&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i22i30j0i390l2.12595j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#cobssid=s


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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #93 on: May 11, 2022, 03:37:43 PM »
This is a just a reminder that there are only 9 days left to enter our Internet Safety Competition! It's open to Primary school aged children, and all they have to do is design a poster or graphic about being safe online! Have a look at the below for the guidelines and entry details, and there are some great prizes up for grabs for the winning entry and their school! GOOD LUCK!!!!!

The competition will require pupils across North Wales to design a poster or graphic highlighting the most important internet safety messages. It can be hand drawn or digital – be as creative as you like! The safe and competent use of the internet is a vital tool in the development of our young people, and the internet is also going to be increasingly used during their education. Our youngsters are our future and North Wales Police are committed to ensuring that they are safeguarded.

Ideas to Consider:

·  Don’t give out personal information online

·  Report unwanted contact from strangers to a trusted adult

·  Settings should be changed to private or ‘Friends & Family’

·  Create strong passwords which are not shared with anyone but parents

·  Tell a trusted adult about online anti-social behaviour and cyberbullying

·  Be kind online!

·  Pupils are also encouraged to research websites such as the NSPCC and SchoolBeat to get advice or look at the NWP Cyber Crime Facebook page for tips and advice.

Please send your poster or a photo of your poster to the mailbox for your area as follows:-

·  Conwy & Denbighshire: InternetSafetyCompetitionCentral@northwales.police.uk

·  Or submit to your local School Liaison Officer

·  The closing date is Friday 20th May 2022

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« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2022, 02:39:52 PM »
North Wales Police Cadet recruitment is now open!

We are currently recruiting for the Conwy / Denbighshire / Wrexham areas!

Recruit Cadet places can be sought by those aged between 13yrs up to 15½yrs at the time of applying.

We do not recruit ad-hoc as the Volunteer Police Cadets is a two year programme run usually from our local
Further Education Colleges.  We look to recruit 20 Cadets maximum into each Cadet Unit.

If you wish to join! Further information about our Cadets as well as the application forms. Can be found following the link below:-

https://www.northwales.police.uk/police-forces/north-wales-police/areas/careers/careers/volunteer-police-cadets/

More information is also available at the National Volunteer Police Cadets’ page at – https://vpc.police.uk/

Cadet recruitment window will close on 2nd July 2022

North Wales Police Cadet Leader recruitment is currently open!
We are currently recruiting in the Eastern, Central and Western Areas!

If you wish to improve the quality of life in the community by supporting the development of young people through uniformed Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) Service! Follow the below link for further information and application forms:-

Cadet Leader - Police Jobs Wales (tal.net)

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« Reply #95 on: May 21, 2022, 09:44:02 AM »
Action Fraud has received 752 reports in four days relating to fake emails purporting to be from Ofgem. The emails state that the recipient is eligible for a rebate as a result of a newly announced government scheme. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal your personal and financial information.

Please view our tweet to see a screenshot of the fake emails reported to Action Fraud: https://twitter.com/CyberProtectUK/status/1527657160586444800?s=20&t=RdAiopW83gUlsAymvjnu5g

Remember, your bank, or any other official organisation, won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text. If you need to check that it’s a genuine message, contact the company using details from their official website or app.
Spotted a suspicious email? Forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) - report@phishing.gov.uk
 
For more information on how to stay secure online, please visit: www.cyberaware.gov.uk

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« Reply #96 on: June 05, 2022, 09:58:35 AM »
We are seeing an increase in incidents whereby members of the public are attempting to rent properties in the North Wales area using social media. Victims are paying upfront for the accommodation only to find that the person they are dealing with is not the owner of the property. Here are some top tips to protect yourself from rental fraud:

👉 Don?t send money to anyone advertising rental properties online until you?re sure the advertiser is genuine.

👉 Don?t pay any money until you or a reliable contact has visited the property with an agent or the landlord.

👉 Ask for copies of tenancy agreements and any safety certificates such as Gas Electricity or HMO Licence.

👉 Do not be pressurised into transferring large sums of money. Transfer funds to a bank account having obtained the details by contacting the landlord or agent directly after the above steps have been followed. Be sceptical if you?re asked to transfer any money via a money transfer service like Western Union.

If you know of anyone currently looking for a property to rent, please make them aware of the above.

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« Reply #97 on: June 08, 2022, 11:09:55 AM »
North Wales Police Cadet recruitment is now open and extended to 1st July 2022!

We are currently recruiting for the Conwy / Denbighshire / Wrexham areas!

Recruit Cadet places can be sought by those aged between 13yrs up to 15?yrs at the time of applying.

We do not recruit ad-hoc as the Volunteer Police Cadets is a two year programme run usually from our local
Further Education Colleges.  We look to recruit 20 Cadets maximum into each Cadet Unit.

If you wish to join! Further information about our Cadets as well as the application forms. Can be found following the link below:-

https://www.northwales.police.uk/police-forces/north-wales-police/areas/careers/careers/volunteer-police-cadets/

More information is also available at the National Volunteer Police Cadets? page at ? https://vpc.police.uk/

Recruitment window will close on 1st July 2022

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North Wales Police Cadet Leader recruitment is currently open!

We are currently recruiting in the Eastern, Central and Western Areas!

If you wish to improve the quality of life in the community by supporting the development of young people through uniformed Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) Service! Follow the below link for further information and application forms:-

Cadet Leader - Police Jobs Wales (tal.net)

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #98 on: June 09, 2022, 09:38:14 AM »
We?ve recently been receiving more reports of people being scammed when selling high value items on social media.

Offenders are attending at the victim?s house to buy the item and are showing a fake banking app that shows that the transaction is complete. The offenders then leave with the item before the victim realises that they have not been paid.

Before handing any items over to a buyer please make sure that the transfer has actually gone through by checking your own banking application or PayPal account. If the buyer has actually made the payment the funds should transfer immediately.

Please don?t hand any items over to a buyer unless you are sure that you?ve received payment as you may be giving the items away for free! If they are a genuine buyer then they will always be willing to wait, return to collect the item or by pay cash.

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« Reply #99 on: June 12, 2022, 09:32:53 AM »
⚠️BEWARE⚠️

Scammers are sending fake Father?s Day competitions via WhatsApp.

The text reads B&Q Father?s Day Contest 2022 and goes on to advertise 5,000 free gas barbeques.

Do NOT click the link, report it to 7726 then BLOCK the number.

Find out more here :- Watch out for this B&Q Father?s Day competition Scam - Which? News

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« Reply #100 on: June 17, 2022, 09:36:18 AM »
WhatsApp users are being warned about a scam competition offering people a free crate of Heineken beer ahead of Father's Day.

Heineken have confirmed that the competition is fake and warned people not to click on any links and not to forward any such messages on to anyone. The link leads to a malicious website that can steal your personal or financial information and account credentials.

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« Reply #101 on: June 22, 2022, 09:33:05 AM »
Have you recently had someone knock on your door saying your roof needs fixing or your trees need cutting?

If so, did you report this to trading standards? You can do this via the citizens advice link below

Contact us - Trading Standards Wales

If you ask the cold caller to leave and they refuse, ring it in on 101 or if you feel threatened 999.

If you can, avoid opening the door to the cold caller/criminal trader. They are very good at negotiation and can be difficult to get rid of once you are in conversation with them.

If in doubt keep them out.

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« Reply #102 on: June 23, 2022, 10:02:27 AM »
OP HERITAGE CYMRU | Wales? four police forces have linked-up to drive down heritage crime with a stark warning ? once it is gone it cannot be returned.

Heritage crime harms historic assets and sites, and includes illegal metal detecting, or nighthawking, and off-roading on such sites.

To try and prevent the further loss of important pieces of heritage forces launched Op Heritage Cymru - the first initiative of its kind in the UK aimed at raising awareness and preventing heritage crime across Wales.

PCSO Iwan Owen from North Wales Police? Rural Crime Team said: ?Our heritage is what makes us who we are so it is vital that we protect these landmarks and landscapes for future generations.

?It may seem like small crimes to those involved but it is not. Anything that is taken or damaged in the process of heritage crime is irreplaceable. So, once they are gone they are lost forever.

?We are proud to be part of this important initiative and we hope the public will support us by being our eyes and ears and reporting it to us when they see people committing heritage crimes.?

Read more via
https://orlo.uk/ABDJz

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North Wales Police and Natural Resources Wales work in partnership to tackle waste crime.  We are aware that there are a number of individuals and businesses advertising waste collection services on social media who are not permitted to carry out this activity.  As a waste producer, you are responsible for your waste and you have a duty of care to ensure that it is disposed of lawfully.  You can do this by checking that whoever you employ to dispose of your waste is a registered waste carrier by checking the public register Natural Resources Wales / Waste carriers, brokers and dealers public register.  If your waste is fly tipped by somebody else you may still be liable to prosecution.

If you have any information about illegal waste activity, please contact Natural Resources Wales on 03000 653000 or Crime Stoppers Wales anonymously on 0800 555 111

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