Neighbourhood Watch Message - January 2015

Phoney Fire Fighters
Be aware of males posing as Fire Fighters in Shirley. Three men all dressed in Fire Brigade uniforms gained entry to a local residential home stating they were attending for work experience. Neither the staff nor the Fire Brigade knew anything about this.

Burglary in Hartland Way – remember to double lock your doors!

TSB – Identity Theft
In Shirley, three TSB accounts were opened in the name of the same family without their knowledge. They were alerted by three cards arriving by post from the bank. TSB said the accounts had been opened online without any proof of ID, just name, address, date of birth & telephone number. The perpetrators set passwords for these accounts, which could then be used by them as a form of ID, although these accounts were closed by TSB! The family had no idea how their personal information had been obtained. If this happens to you, immediately inform the bank, building society etc. who will then inform their fraud department.

Action Fraud – prevent your password being hacked

Use a strong password to prevent fraudsters hacking into online accounts. Protect yourself by getting advice, e.g. phone Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 or

UK - Crime Map

Enter your GB postcode or street into the Crime Map and get instant access to street level crime maps and data, as well as details of the Safer Neighbourhood Team and beat meetings.

FixMyStreet is a site to help people report problems to their local council by simply locating them on a map.

It's Been NICKED

It's been Nicked is a new website where victims of theft can list stolen items and a place where anyone finding or seeing an item they think might be stolen can search to see if it has been reported stolen.


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