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The local neighbourhood watch team have released four alerts to pass on to local residents.

Fraudster

[float=left][/float]A fraudster is operating in Hertfordshire. 

He’s recently approached people telling them his car has broken down nearby and he needs to visit his wife in hospital in another town.

He has asked for money to cover his taxi fare, and on some occasions cash has been handed over by kind-hearted residents.

If this individual approaches you or knocks on your door with this story, please decline his request and immediately call police on our 999 number.

Please say that you are calling in response to an Operation Manhunt Alert. Hopefully this will enable police to catch him. 

The “evofit” image has been created by one of the residents who gave him some money.

If he has called at your home in the recent past, or if you have any information about this individual, please dial our 101 non-emergency number and ask to speak to our Operation Manhunt Team.


Distraction burglaries

We have had a few distraction burglaries in tWelwyn and Hatfield area. They can have a devastating effect on the elderly leaving them feeling vulnerable and scared. Please could all keep an eye on their elderly neighbours and if you see something suspicious give us a call. Remember to check the IDs of those that attend your property including the police.

Purse dipping

We’ve had a few purse dipping and handbag snatching. When shopping keep handbags, purses and bags on you and not in the trolly and keep them zipped up.

Fake calls

Never give out any personal information such as bank details, your pin number, date of birth etc. Never send money to anyone you don’t know, however small, Don’t call unfamiliar numbers or reply to unknown texts as these may charge at high rates. If you are worried about any calls received or suspicious characters do not hesitate to call us.

Police Contact Advice: Telephone 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life or a crime is in progress. Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents. Calls to 101 have a fixed cost of 15p per call. If you are calling about the above messages, please tell us that you are a watch member and are responding to an OWL message.
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All good advice, never be pushed into doorstep sales etc
 

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BUMP this fraudster
 

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Police have published a newsletter with tips to try to help people stay safe online and on the phone. According to police this latest edition contains information about:
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Fraudulent Parcel Deliveries; Pension Scams; “Spoofing” of Telephone Numbers; “Parcel Mules”; and information about the recent “Talk Talk” hacking incident.

<a href="http://www.brookmans.com/pdfs/Fraud_Prevention_October_2015.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.brookmans.com/pdfs/Fraud_Prevention_October_2015.pdf</a>
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The fraud information below has just been emailed to the site by Sergeant Stephen Hynes of the Safer Neighbourhood Team, Neighbourhood Watch, Herts police.
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