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  Telephone Banking Scam Do You Know About The Herbert Protocol? Fraudsters claim to be from ActionFraud Phone Scams - Stow On The Wold Fraudsters pretending to be HMRC
HM Revenue and Customs Alert How to preserve forensic evidence Rape Myths Suspicious Car To Watch Out For Scam Fraud Alert Beware Calls From Fake Telecoms
Special Constabulary Training Update Suspicious Vehicle Chipping Campden A New Way To Report Drink Drivers Police Satisfaction Survey - Mickleton Christmas 2018 Loan Shark Campaign Burglaries and Stolen Number Plates
Fraud At Christmas Suspicious Vehicle Low Loader Arrests in Raid at Cleeve Prior Seasonal Increase in Burglaries How to Shop Online Safely Stolen Tools - Bibury And Moreton
Crime Prevention Chipping Campden Cash Point Stolen Drugs Information Alert   Alerts Before November 2018  


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Telephone Banking Scam
Over the past 7 days, 4 elderly individuals have been targeted in the Stow on the Wold area by the same phone scam resulting in over £30,000 being transferred to scammers.
The MO has been the same throughout all the incidents. The individuals pick up the phone to a well educated male's voice who says they are from a bank/ the police/action fraud and there is money being emptied from their accounts as they speak. They are told to go to their local bank and withdraw all their savings into a new account so that the supposed investigators can make sure their money is safe and track who is stealing the money. In one case the supposed investigator told a female to call the number on the back of her card straight away to be put through to the bank. When she put the phone down the scammer kept the line open so that the new number she dialled went straight back through to the scammer and not the new number. The scammers ask that the phone be left on in the pockets of the individuals so that they can listen in to what is happening in the bank. The scammers then tell them to say that the money is for home improvements or for a holiday so that the withdrawals do not seem suspicious to bank employees. When the money has been transferred the scammer ends the call and moves on to their next target. This leaves someone without all their life savings and with no idea they have been talking to a scammer and not a real bank.

If you get a call from someone saying they are from your bank or the police and they want to talk about your bank or money of any kind then please put the phone down and either;
- Talk to a neighbour/friend or family member for advice.
- Call the police on a different phone or ask someone else to call for you on 101.
Banks or the police will never ask you to transfer your money into any other accounts or withdraw your money as it is at risk. We will also not ask you to go into the bank to transfer or withdraw money at any time.
Besuase of the increasing frequency of these scams occurring in our area and across the country we would like receivers of this post to talk about it with your elderly neighbours/family or friends so they are aware this is happening and how to prevent them from making the same mistakes.

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Charlie Symes PCSO 9251
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Do You Know About The Herbert Protocol?
Are you looking after someone who suffers from dementia, and have concerns about what will happen if they go missing?
You can help by signing up to the Herbert Protocol, a scheme which enables police to have quick access to a range of relevant details about the missing person which may help locate them - things like previous addresses and special locations, hobbies and regular routines. These may be hard to recall in the panic of realising your loved one is missing, but could save vital time.
All you have to do is download a form from our website, fill it in, keep it safe and hand to police in the event of having to report the person missing. Gloucestershire Constabulary is working with the Alzheimer's Society to promote this scheme, named after war veteran George Herbert who died whilst missing and trying to return to his childhood home.
For more details visit our website: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/staying-safe/the-herbert-protocol/ and fill in this form: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/media/6223/herbert-protocol-form.pdf
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Fraudsters claiming to be from ActionFraud
Please be aware that we have received a report that fraudsters claiming to be from ActionFraud have contacted a member of the public claiming that a fraud is being perpetrated within a clearing Bank in the North Cotswolds. They then persuaded the victim to transfer money to help trap the alleged fraudster at the bank. If you receive such a call purporting to come from ActionFraud, do not follow any instructions and report it to ActionFraud. For advice on keeping safe, you can find plenty of crime prevention advice on our website: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/staying-safe/ Remember, we're unable to accept reports of crime through Your Neighbourhood Alerts. If you need to report something, please call 101 or report online: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/do-it-online/report-a-crime-or-provide-information-anonymously/ Always call 999 in an emergency.

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Robert Hardie (Police, Reception, Stow)
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Phone Scams - Stow On The Wold
Police have received a number of reports of persons trying to obtain money from residents around Stow-on-the-Wold.
A person has called saying they are from their bank and a sum of money has been taken from their account fraudulently, To catch the offender they are then asked to take as much money as they can from the bank so they can get the fingerprints of the offender.
In another scam the victim has been asked to call the number on the back of their bank card. The caller puts the phone down but the offender doesn't, so when the caller thinks they are talking to their bank they are still on the line to the offender who then tries to obtain personal details.
If any of these scams occur, put the phone down straight away. Call your bank on another phone if possible to check details. Alternatively try calling a member of your family to check the phone line is clear. Never give any personal details over the phone or follow instructions to withdraw money.

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
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Action Fraud has issued national warnings about fraudsters who are pretending to be from local councils or the HMRC.
People are receiving cold calls and emails about a council tax overpayment from individuals who appear to work for a local council. The emails often contain phishing links, which direct the recipient to a website where they will be asked to provide personal data.
Action Fraud has also experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to members of the public which appear to originate from HMRC.
The fraudsters state that as a result of their non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable to prosecution or other legal proceedings such as repossession of belongings to settle the balance but can avoid this by arranging for payment to be made immediately by method such as bank transfer or by iTunes gift cards. If the victim is hesitant or refuses to comply, the suspect makes a threat such as immediate arrest, bailiffs or - in cases where the victim appears to be of overseas origin - deportation. Often, the period for which the tax is allegedly due is distant enough to guarantee the victim will have little, if any, paperwork or ability to verify the claims. Once the money is paid the suspects sever all contact.

What you need to do.
Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information. Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and contact details), it doesn't mean they are genuine. Instead, contact the company directly using trusted methods such as a known email address or phone number.
Listen to your instincts. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. No genuine organisation will ask you to pay taxes, bills or fees using iTunes Gift Cards, or any other type of voucher.
Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
Report Phishing attempts. If you receive a call, text or email of this nature and have not lost money, report this as a phishing attempt to Action Fraud
Bob McNally     Press and Media Liaison Officer,
Cotswold District Council
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HM Revenue and Customs Alert
What you need to know
Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to members of the public purporting to be from HMRC. The fraudsters state that as a result of their non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable to prosecution or other legal proceedings such as repossession of belongings to settle the balance but can avoid this by arranging for payment to be made immediately by method such as bank transfer or by iTunes gift cards. If the victim is hesitant or refuses to comply, the suspect makes a threat such as immediate arrest, bailiffs or in cases where the victim appears to be of overseas origin; deportation. Often, the period for which the tax is allegedly due is distant enough to guarantee the victim will have little, if any, paperwork or ability to verify the claims. Once the money is paid the suspects sever all contact.

It is vital that the public exercise caution when receiving messages or telephone calls of this nature.
What you need to do
Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information. Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and contact details), it doesn't mean they are genuine. Instead, contact the company directly using trusted methods such as a known email address or phone number. Listen to your instincts. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. No genuine organisation will ask you to pay taxes, bills or fees using iTunes Gift Cards, or any other type of voucher. Don't be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other trusted organisation force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
Report Phishing attempts. If you receive a call, text or email of this nature and have not lost money, report this as a phishing attempt to Action Fraud.

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)
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Are You in the 64% that do not know?
At the weekend we surveyed our social media followers to find out how many of them knew at least five ways to help a friend preserve forensic evidence after being raped or experiencing sexual violence. 64% of people said they didn't know at least five ways.
Forensic evidence might not be the one of the first things someone thinks about after such a traumatic event, but knowing what to preserve if someone comes to you for help could make an important contribution to a criminal case if they choose to pursue one.
Fact: The Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) can store forensic evidence for up to two years if someone is unsure about reporting to the police immediately.
Don't wash any part of your body.
Don't brush your teeth.
Don't brush your hair.
Keep a sample of urine.
Keep all of the clothes you were wearing safe and don't wash them.
Keep any condoms.
Keep any used cups or glasses.
Keep any panty liners, sanitary towels and tampons you were wearing. If possible put them in a paper bag.
Keep any cigarette butts.

Read more about our campaign on rape and sexual violence at https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/campaigns/rape-and-sexual-violence/
Survey statistic taken: 11:00 17/12/2018.

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How Many Of These Myths Have You Heard Of?
Any one of us could be called for jury duty in our lifetime. Myths about rape and sexual violence are still brought into jury rooms and form obstacles to obtaining convictions. We want to raise awareness of these myths to help dispel them.
How many of these you’ve heard of on Twitter or Facebook.
Myth one: Rape occurs between strangers in dark alleys The majority of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. This can include friends, acquaintances and partners.
Myth two: The way you dress or act provokes rape The only person to blame for rape is the rapist. Sex without consent is rape.
Myth three: You’re ‘asking’ to be raped if you drink too much or take drugs The only person to blame for rape is the rapist. If someone is unable to give consent because they’re drunk, drugged or unconscious, it is rape.
Myth four: If they didn’t say no, fight or scream it wasn’t rape A common reaction to rape is to ‘freeze’; paralysed with terror or shock a person may not be able to respond. The victim may also be forced to co-operate out of fear of being killed or seriously injured.
Myth five: People cry rape when they regret having sex or want revenge This reinforces stereotypes and stigmatises victims. According to the Crown Prosecution Service: “Between January 2011 and May 2012, the DPP required CPS areas to refer to him all cases involving an allegedly false allegation of rape and/or domestic violence. During that time, there were 5,651 prosecutions for rape but only 35 for making false allegations of rape.”
Myth six: Men don’t get raped Men do experience rape and sexual violence and most of them never report it or ask for help. Men who rape other men are often heterosexual.
Myth seven: You can tell if they’ve ‘really’ been raped by how they act This myth discourages victims to get help and re-traumatises them. Reactions to rape and sexual violence are varied and victims can often feel emotionally numb and calm.
Myth eight: Rape is a crime of passion This assumes rape is impulsive, unplanned and that the rapist can’t control themselves. In fact most rapes are premeditated, planned and about feeling powerful and in control.
Myth nine: Sex workers can’t get raped Sex workers have the same rights to consent as anyone else. Consent for sex can be given, refused and withdrawn at any time. The transactions they negotiate with clients are for consensual activities, not rape.
Myth ten: If they didn’t complain about it immediately then it wasn’t rape A victim can feel shock and shame after such a traumatic event and may not want to report it immediately. The victim may also be considering how reporting it could affect children and other family members.

Could you help your friend after rape or sexual violence? See our advice: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/campaigns/rape-and-sexual-violence/advice-booklet/
Read more about our campaign on rape and sexual violence: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/campaigns/rape-and-sexual-violence/

These rape and sexual violence myths are from the Crown Prosecution Service. Read more about these myths: https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/rape-and-sexual-offences-chapter-21-societal-myths


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Suspicious Car To Watch Out For
On 6th December PCs Mark Weedon and Nick Westmacott issued community alerts to several areas of the district highlighting a recent rise in acquisitive crime where criminals have been using stolen cars on to which they have fixed number plates that are also stolen. These villains are travel into the district to commit crime and regularly change the car or cars that they are using. On the 6th Mark sent out details of what we believed to be that latest car they were using. Following the arrest of one of the group we believe they now have a new car that we would like you to be on the look out for.
Please let us know if you see, and are suspicious of, a sky blue coloured Citroen C3. We believe the car is likely to be 'wearing' false or stolen number plates. The latests plates that you should look for are LM13SXE or LG14FRX. If you see this car with either of these number plates then please call us on 101. If you believe the occupants to be in the act of committing a crime then please call 999. Thank you for your help in trying to locate this car and it's occupants. I would just like to repeat Mark's earlier advice - Measures can be taken by you to help reduce crime. Anti-theft number plates screws that can't be removed with normal tools and theft resistant number plates can be bought. Ensure your vehicles are locked at all times and do not leave items of value in your cars. This includes wallets/purses, phones, expensive clothing and electrical items. You can also contact your local neighbourhood policing team for a free crime reduction survey for your home.

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Garrett Gloyn (Police, PS, Cirencester)
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Scam Fraud Alert
We have received 2 calls in one day from 2 residents in the Cirencester area where both have received phone calls from people claiming to be employees of the police. One caller has been described as having a foreign accent. It appears the callers who are portraying themselves to be working for the police are trying to make potential victims believe that their credit cards have been used. They then are asking for details of bank accounts etc.
Please do NOT give any personal information over the telephone as it is likely to be a scam. PLEASE MAKE FRIENDS AND FAMILY AWARE.

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Mark Doyle Police Community Officer 9296XXX
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Beware Calls From Fake Telecoms Providers
We have recently received a number of calls from members of our community who have been phoned by individuals claiming to be from their telecoms providers. These scam callers state that you will have your Internet and or land-line cut off unless you follow their instructions ...... you should hang up and phone your provider on the number supplied on your bill, or other correspondence you are sure is bona fide. If the call is a scam please report it via ActionFraud. Further useful advice may be found on the ActionFraud website: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

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Robert Hardie (Police, Reception, Stow)
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Special Constabulary - Training Update
PC Nick Westmacott assisted the new recruits in training this weekend. The students are about to be sworn in next week and go out to their respective police stations. A typical role play is that the students were called to a street fight and arrest the suspect.

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Nicholas Westmacott
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Suspicious Vehicle In Chipping Campden
Early evening on Friday 7th December 2018 the below vehicle was seen in suspicious circumstances at the junction of Cherry Orchard Close and Catbrook in Chipping Campden. The male and female with the car told our caller that they were waiting for the AA but then drove away a short time later. The car we wish you to look out for is a blue VW Golf, registration PA05GMY. If you see this car back in Campden then please give us a call on 101, or e-mail your local Neighbourhood Policing Team, and quote incident number 351 of 7th December.
This time of year generally sees an upturn in the numbers of residential burglaries in the early evening and we consider the presence of this car in Campden as suspicious. We are not directly linking this pair to a crimes being committed in the town at this time but urge you to remain watchful. Many thanks for your help.

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A New Way To Report Drink Drivers
We want to hear from you if you have any information about habitual drink or drug drivers.
Our new online form is part of the Choose Zero Christmas drink-drug drive campaign and aimed at targeting the small minority of people who continue to get behind the wheel over the limit. The more specific the information you submit the better and if you don't want us to contact you back we won't.
To report please visit: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/do-it-online/report-an-issue/report-drink-or-drug-driving/
If you are reporting someone getting behind the wheel drunk in real time that is still an emergency so please call 999. Our roads policing unit and Special Constabulary will be carrying out patrols and operations throughout December and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving educational talks throughout the county in the run-up to Christmas.

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Police Satisfaction Survey - Mickleton
Gloucestershire police incident 114 06/12/18
Police are able to confirm a partner agency contacted a member of public yesterday to complete a satisfaction survey.
Police ask independent agencies from time to time to conduct satisfaction surveys on behalf of police. If you receive a call like this please confirm the details of the company acting on behalf of police and if not happy with the details they have given hang up the phone and report this to us, the police. I have asked our police head quarters to inform me of any future surveys so I can put out a community alert to make the public aware these calls may be genuine. As with all cold calls , the best option is to hang up and contact your phone supplier to ask them to block calls from unknown numbers. This service sometimes has a cost depending on the phone company policy.

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
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Christmas 2018 Loan Shark Campaign
Christmas 2018 Loan Shark Campaign Christmas campaign launched to crackdown on loan sharks. With the festive season fast approaching, the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) are urging families not to borrow from loan sharks amid fears a small loan could lead to massive repayments in the New Year. The IMLT – a national team that investigate and prosecute loan sharks – work closely with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), local Trading Standards and the Police to crackdown on illegal money lending. The IMLT are launching a social media campaign to give users advice on how to avoid falling victim to loan sharks and report illegal money lending in their area.

The campaign runs from Wednesday 5th to Wednesday 12th December and will consist of tweets, advice articles and media links being shared from the Stop Loan Sharks Facebook page and Twitter account. With an estimated 310,000 households in the UK borrowing from loan sharks every year, the team are warning people to avoid unauthorised lenders at all costs amid fears that illegal loans could result in hard up families repaying the lender into the New Year and beyond.
The resources available from the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) can be found at the following: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/gsab/christmas-2018-loan-shark-campaign/

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
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Burglaries Involving Stolen Cars and Stolen Number Plates
There is a national rise in stolen cars and stolen number plates. This is being targeted by all police force areas as a priority.
We are asking the pubic to report any stolen cars and number plates as soon as possible so these details can be added to the PNC ( Police national computer). Once on our systems these number plates will register on ANPR ( Automatic number plate recognition). Most of these stolen vehicles are then being used in residential and commercial burglaries.
We will put out alerts of any number plates stolen that we know are being used in crime so the public can assist us in locating the offenders. These crimes are being committed by OCG's ( Organised crime groups). This is a national problem and efforts are being made to bring these criminals to justice.

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
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Fraud At Christmas Sent At Request Of Ps Garrett Gloyn
Christmas shoppers were defrauded of over £11 million in 2017/18
Online shopping fraud has increased by 24% during the Christmas period between 2015 and 2018.
Over 15,000 reports of online shopping fraud were made to Action Fraud during the 2017/18 Christmas period.
Don't get caught out by the Christmas rush! Fraudsters take advantage of Christmas shoppers who are anxious to get their Christmas shopping done quickly. Think about your internet security and always check out the company or person that you are sending money to. If something seems too much of a bargain, it's probably poor quality, fake or doesn't exist. Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud. Use a credit card. If you have been a victim of fraud, do report it online or by calling 0300 123 2040.
People are being defrauded on popular social media websites and online auction sites. Action Fraud works together with platforms including Gumtree to combat fraud and to issue protect advice to consumers. Mobile phones were once again the most common item that people tried to buy from fraudsters. Victims reported being hooked in with bargain deals on some of the most popular models of smart phones, only for the phone to never actually arrive. Apple iPhones accounted for 74% of all mobile phones purchased that turned out to be fraudulent. Electrical goods (including games consoles), household items, computers, clothing, and accessories also featured in many of the reports. Examples including Fingerling toys, UGG Boots and Apple MacBooks were among the most popular items on which victims reported losing money.

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Suspicious Vehicle - Low Loader Lorry
Via the community alert system police have received a report of a suspicious lorry in the Moreton-in-Marsh area.
The registration is DK58 EJG. On the police national computer it shows as a white MAN curtain sided lorry. The lorry bearing this registration in Gloucestershire was a white low loader with Recovery written on the side. Police believe this lorry is on cloned number plates. If seen driving please call 999. If seen parked up please call 101 or email 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk quoting incident 245 27/11/18

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
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Two Arrested in Raid at Cleeve Prior
On Wednesday 21th November officers from South Worcestershire supported by the Local Policing Priority Team, Thames Valley Police, OPU (Operational Support Unit), Wiltshire Police, Gloucestershire Police, the National Crime Agency, South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) and West Midlands ROCU, executed warrants in Cleeve Prior as part of Operation Protect - our campaign to tackle Serious and Organised Crime.
Detective Chief Inspector Leighton Harding said: “The operation was part of our Protectcampaign to tackle serious organised crime. At the site in Cleeve Prior, warrants were executed which resulted in several arrests and the successful seizure of stolen property, multiple stolen vehicles, drugs and a firearm. A 65 year old man from Cleve Prior was arrested for burglary, a 42 year old man was arrested for drugs supply offences, aggravated burglary and obstructing a police officer. Other arrests are likely to follow.
The broad-ranging Protect operation covers four key areas of activity:
•Pursue - prosecuting and disrupting those involved in SOC (Serious organised crime)
•Prevent - stopping individuals from becoming involved in SOC
•Protect - increased levels of protection against SOC
•Prepare - reducing the impact of SOC where it occurs.
A further person was arrested on another travellers site. This takes to total arrest to date, to three. Police are unable to give further details at this time as crime enquiries are on-going.
Detective Chief Inspector Leighton Harding said: “We will have an increased presence of officers in the area to reassure the local community and I invite the public to come and chat to us about their concerns or thoughts. I would also urge anyone who does have information about crime or suspected crime in their area to contact us.”
This can be in an emergency 999 or non emergency 101 or email 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk


Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
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Seasonal Increase in Residential Burglaries
Gloucestershire police want to make residents aware of the normal rise in seasonal burglaries.
Residential burglaries always increase as soon as the clocks change and afternoon's become darker.
Our advice is to set a timer for lights to come on earlier in the evenings if you are at out or at work. Keep a radio on.
Keep curtains half closed so opportunists cannot look into your property.
Alarm and CCTV systems have dramatically dropped in price and some are able to be fitted by a competent DIY enthusiast.
Remember to shut all windows and lock all doors, even if just popping into a rear garden. This should help reduce the seasonal upturn in burglaries.
Anyone who would like further advice or a PCSO visit to assess your property for security, please email Cotswold.NPT@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
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How to Shop Online Safely
Software updates
Make sure you’ve installed the latest software & app updates. Criminals use weaknesses in software to attack your devices and steal information, such as your payment details.
Email accounts
Use a strong, separate password for your email account. Criminals can use your email to access other online accounts, such as those you use for online shopping.
Phishing
Don’t click on a link in an unexpected email or text. The volume of online shopping related phishing emails increases significantly during the holiday period. Remember, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Payment methods
Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud. For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk.


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Stolen Tools - Bibury And Moreton-In-Marsh
Two vehicles were broken into over night between Sunday 18th and Monday 19th November where tools inside were stolen.
Incident 65 19/11/18 - Bibury
Incident 218 19/11/18 - Moreton-in-Marsh.
These were high value theft of work tools worth thousands of pounds. Police are requesting no tools be left in work vehicles over night and that owners place signs on their vehicles to show this to prevent theft and damage to their property.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or email 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk quoting the incident numbers above.

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
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Crime Prevention
Criminals will target addresses in the early evening as the clocks have gone back and it is dark earlier. They will look for properties that are in darkness and appear to have nobody at home. PLEASE, please, consider leaving a light on or using a timer switch so that a light will come on and off regularly.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME AS A TARGET.
Please also look out for your neighbours if you know they are not at home and if you see anything suspicious, report it. I have a number of Crime Prevention items to buy including light timers, shed alarms, personal alarms, indoor CCTV and window alarms. All at very reasonable prices as these are sold NOT FOR PROFIT, which means that we sell them for the same price that we buy them. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
For more information, please visit our website: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/staying-safe/
Remember, we're unable to accept reports of crime through Your Neighbourhood Alerts. If you need to report something, please call 101 or report online: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/do-it-online/report-a-crime-or-provide-information-anonymously/ Always call 999 in an emergency.

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Cassie Wilford (Police, PSCO, Stow-on-the-Wold)
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Cash Point Stolen - Chipping Campden
Gloucestershire police incident 31 15/11/18.
At 03:50 am on Thursday 15th November a cash machine was attacked and pulled out of the wall next to Huxley's café in Chipping Campden High Street. The offender stole a local Landrover and JCB to commit the crime and escaped in a pickup and possibly a dark coloured BMW or similar. Gloucestershire Police were on the scene within 20 minutes of the call and were assisted by West Mercia and Thames valley officers that made it to the area.
Police are asking for any witnesses or anyone that has CCTV in the area of Chipping Campden that covers the roads leading out of the town to contact them.

Many thanks, PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
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Drugs Information Alert
Please be aware that it has recently come to the attention of local police that the ‘Blue Punisher’ ecstasy tablets have been in circulation within the district and are known to have been used at a recent party attended by young people. These tablets contain the controlled drug MDMA in a larger than normal dose. In the case of the recent party that Cotswold Neighbourhood Policing Team know of, one young person who took this type of drug was taken ill and required hospital treatment. Nationally this type of pill is known to have caused serious illness and in extreme cases, even death.
We are asking that parents remain vigilant and mindful of talking to and warning their children of the dangers of selling, buying or taking illegal drugs. In particular parents should look out for small coloured pills in pockets or bags that bear logos and look like sweets.
If you find such pills or have any information to pass on about who or where they are being used then please call us on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers. The website below offers guidance in the first instance: www.talktofrank.com

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