Crime

Talk about abuse campaign

‘Talk about abuse’ is a campaign to encourage people to look for signs of domestic abuse among their friends and family, to talk about it, listen and support and suggest further help.

16 Days of Action

Tell your friends and family to sign up to our 16 Days of Action to help people talk about abuse. You can do this in several different ways:

#‎talkaboutabuse‬

Protect yourself from Bogus Electrical Websites

Action FraudFraudsters have set up a high specification website template advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist. The fraudsters will request your card details via the website; however the purchaser will then receive an email stating the payment failed and they must pay via bank transfer.

The fraudsters entice the purchaser and reassure them it is a legitimate purchase by using the widely recognised Trusted Shop Trustmark. The fraudsters are using the Trustmark fraudulently and have not been certified by Trusted Shops and therefore the purchaser is not covered by the Trusted Shop money-back guarantee.

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Attempted robbery in Victoria Park

Police car imageKent Police is appealing for any information about an incident that occurred at around 1am in Victoria Park, Ashford, on Saturday 14 November.

A man in his 40s was reportedly approached from behind by two men who threatened him and demanded valuables.

After a struggle, the suspects left the scene empty-handed but Kent Police is keen to locate them.

Both suspects are described as being around 5ft 6in to 5ft 7in tall. They were of average build, both wearing dark coloured hooded tops with the hoods up. They sprinted off towards Brookfield Road.

Can you help?

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area, or who knows who the suspects might be, is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting Kent Police reference ZY/36081/15.

Kent Police: 17 November 2015

Urban Fraud Myth: Antivirus Software

Urban Fraud Myth: Anti-virus software#UrbanFraudMyths

Myth:

If I have anti-virus software installed on my device I am fully protected.

Reality

It is true that anti-virus provides a very strong layer of protection to your device, however it can still be bypassed by sophisticated viruses, or malware.

You need to ensure you keep anti-virus, operating systems and other security measures up to date.

Avoid unknown and copycat websites and those giving scam offers.

www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-your-computer/searching-the-internet/

www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/copycat-websites/

Urban Fraud Myth: Social Networking

Urban Fraud Myths: Social Engineering#UrbanFraudMyths

Myth

It doesn’t really matter what information I put on social media sites as only my friends can see it.

Reality:

By getting your privacy settings wrong or accepting people ypu don’t know as friends, you may be giving fraudsters valuable information about you and your habits. Personal details can be used to guess passwords, habits and vulnerabilities so you need to check your social media settings regularly.

All personal information is valuable and fraudsters are good at filling in the missing information.

https://www.getsafeonline.org/social-networking/social-networking-sites/

Urban Fraud Myth: Money Transfer Systems

#UrbanFraudMyths

Urban Fraud Myth: Money TransferMyth

Money Transfer systems are always a safe way of making payments.

Reality

This is only the case if you personally know and can verify the person you are sending money to.

You should take care when sending money using these services as, once cash is collected, the recipient is not traceable and money is not refundable.

ukfraud.com/money-transfer-scams.html