Neighbourhood Watch National Newsletter – Our News January 2021

Please follow the link to view or download the  January 2021 Neighbourhood Watch national newsletter. January 2021 Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter This month we launch the Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey 2020 findings, recruit for a new Volunteer Development Manager, share crime prevention advice and look at the new community projects we are running. As… read more

Alert – Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form… read more

Scam Warning – Fake DPD Emails and Texts

Scam warning: Fake DPD emails and texts. Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD. The messages claim that DPD was “unable to deliver your parcel today” and provide instructions on how the recipient can arrange another delivery. The links in the emails and… read more

Policing Precept – Survey Launched

Wiltshire and Swindon’s Police and Crime Commissioner is asking all residents for feedback on the proposed policing precept for 2020/21. Today (5 January), PCC Angus Macpherson has launched a survey to collect feedback on policing: what is being done well and where improvements could be made, as well as a proposed increase in the policing element… read more

Domestic Abuse Support Service

It’s ok to talk about domestic abuse. If you’re the victim of domestic abuse or you’re worried about someone get in touch. Call Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service (24 hour number) 01793 610610 In an emergency call 999 16 days of action posters

Scam Warning – Fake Paypal Emails

Action Fraud is warning people selling items online to be on the lookout for criminals sending fake PayPal emails. Between January 2020 and September 2020, 21,349 crime reports were made to Action Fraud about fake PayPal emails. Victims reported losing a total of £7,891,077.44 during this time. Those targeted included people selling jewellery, furniture and… read more

Are You Shopping Online?

Have you bought anything online recently?… Almost 34% of all retail sales during May 2020 were carried out online, and new research suggests that only 16% of UK consumers intend to return to their old shopping habits post-lockdown. Online shopping fraud during lockdown Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime,… read more

Keyless Car Thefts

We are alerting people to a keyless entry car theft in the North Swindon area today (17/07). A high value vehicle was stolen from a driveway of an address in Blunsdon St Andrew in the early hours of this morning. In cases like these, thieves manage to get in to and drive the vehicle off… read more