Police and Communities Together (PACT)

Neighbourhood Watch

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<Scams News Letter>

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November 2016

<Consumer Alerts Poster>


October 2016

A member of our group has also informed me that he received a telephone call on 20 October, saying, “This is an automated call from `PayPal` would you please enter your account number in full”, even though he does not have a PayPal account.
<Consumer Alerts Poster>

Date - 22.09.16

Dear NHW Co-ordinator

 <Attached> is a list of possible scams and cold callers which appear to be circulating at the moment.  Thank you to everyone who has forwarded such items to me for circulation, please keep sending them. Please bring these incidents to the attention of your scheme members, friends and family. Although these incidents may not have actually happened in the area where you live, you can now be vigilant in case they do in the future.

Please continue to let me know of any such incidents and suspected scams, etc., then I can share them with other Neighbourhood Watch members.

Thank you & Kind Regards

 Louise Walker 

Date - 04.09.16

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Group

The next local community police surgery session will take place at Freckleton Library from 14:00 to 15:00 on Friday 9 September. There will be a further session on the same day at Morrison's, Kirkham, from 15:30 to 16:30. If you have something you would like to raise at the surgery but cannot make it, you're welcome to contact me, and I'll forward your message confidentially.

Please remember:

  • If you know any people who are not in a neighbourhood watch group but would be interested in joining, please let me know or ask them to contact me. I can then find out where their nearest group is and arrange for the local coordinator to contact them. Alternatively, they can look up their nearest group at www.ourwatch.org.uk.
  • If you see any new residents, business owners, etc. move in at any addresses you, please let me know, so that I may invite them to join our group.

If you've not already signed up to receive 'Alert' messages directly from the Police, either by e-mail or text message, you may sign up at www.stayintheknow.co.uk or contact me if you would like me to set up an account for you. When you set up an account and request messages by e-mail, you'll receive an introductory e-mail, requesting you to activate your account. Once you've activated your account, you may choose your own username and password and select your own message preferences. Again, please contact me if you require any assistance with this.

I have some 'Operation angel' folders, which contain advice leaflets, Neighbourhood Watch stickers, etc., so if you would like one of these, please let me know. I also have, or can try to get hold of, various advice and safety leaflets and items such as (subject to availability) Neighbourhood Watch stickers, Neighbourhood Watch stickers with meerkat theme, reflective wristbands, bells for putting on purses, car air fresheners, 'No cold calling' stickers, 'Doorstoppers' stickers, 'Doorstep sellers beware' stickers, 'Next of kin' cards, ice scrapers, ultraviolet property markers and one reflective wristband. Again, if you'd like any of these, please let me know.

Finally, I have the following items, which I can lend to you (subject to availability) when you're away from home on holiday or otherwise: passive infrared sensor alarm, passive infrared sensor telephone autodialler, TV simulator (random flashing lights), 24-hour segment timer, keychain mini siren and window alarms.

Please remember that you may report a crime or give information by calling 101 or online at https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/IncidentReports/Create. Always call 999 if you see a crime in  progress, if the offenders may still be nearby or if anyone is in immediate danger. Please do not hesitate to report a crime or give information to the Police; the additional information could help in catching an offender or identifying patterns in crime.

An incident report form is attached to this e-mail. You may wish to keep one or two paper copies at hand, in case you need to write down information and pass it on to the Police.



 <Useful details for Police re suspicious people or vehicles>


Eur Ing Craig F. Eckersley

BEng, MSc, CEng, MRAeS, IntPE (UK)