Here is the update from Croydon Borough Neighbourhood Watch Association (CBNWA)
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The update reads:
CBNWA weekly update for 2 June 2015
SUPPORT NHW AT WAITROSE SANDERSTEAD
Neighbourhood Watch Croydon has been selected as one of the charities for the month of June at Waitrose Sanderstead. Once you have bought your shopping you will be given a green token to put into the charity box with our name on it, on your way out of the store. If you are able to support our cause please do so.
Please let your watch, friends and family know as the more tokens we get the bigger the donation we get from Waitrose.
Thank you in advance for your support.
TRADING STANDARDS AND BANKS FOIL HEARTLESS CONMEN
The relationship established between the team and banks borough-wide has seen a number of scams either blocked at source or stopped from escalating.
The latest success came about when a 68-year-old Thornton Heath man went to the Whitgift Shopping Centre branch of NatWest to make a £4,800 transfer to pay for repairs that he doubted needed doing. He mentioned his concerns to the cashier who alerted trading standards. Read more.
CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE
VIDEO SHOWS YOU HOW TO SPOT AN ATM TAMPERED WITH BY A FRAUDSTER
Tony Blake from the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) shows you how fraudsters can tamper with a cashpoint and what to do if you fall victim.
INFORMATION FROM OUR MEMBERS
A new bank scam this week with an email from Lloyds Group ‘email@example.com’ which is a give away that this is a scam as Lloyds bank are not based in Turkey! The email asks you to update your information and gives a link which leads to a website called ’zero-vacancy.com’ which uses a genuine Lloyds headed page asking for your login details so that the scammers can empty your bank account. Always delete these emails, banks do not email you for this information.
Also several scam emails have been sent this week aimed at small business owners claiming to give new bank account details for you to send your next payments to them. Various names of companies are being used, be very careful of any email claiming that a new bank account is now being used.
MET POLICE CRIME MAPPING
The Met Crime Mapping site has been created to help show you what crime has been committed in neighbourhoods across the capital. To view go to: www.met.police.uk. On the first page under ‘How do I’ click on ‘view crime maps for local crime statistics’ on the map page in the search box (top left) enter Croydon. At the top right of the page click on the INFO tab to refine the map area and select crime types.
Please contact our Neighbourhood Watch Manager (Katie Moore) for any general queries, co-ordinator updates or if your contact details change.
CBNWA office details
Telephone: 020 8555 1200 ext. 37637 (there is an answer phone for when the office is unmanned). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Postal: CBNWA c/o Croydon Fire Station. 90 Old Town, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1AR.
If you have any Neighbourhood Watch/scam information for the weekly update messages please send them to John Skinner at email@example.com
Next update 16th June
PLEASE NOTE: The updates will now be fortnightly going forward
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