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Update from the Force Crime Prevention Team

Update from the Force Crime Prevention Team

Edition 29, June 2021

Covid Passport Certificate Scams

Neighbourhood Watch have been alerting people to a new email scam circulating claiming to be from the NHS informing the recipient that they can apply for a digital coronavirus passport. Clicking on the link in the email takes you to a fake website which asks for personal and payment details.

You can obtain your vaccination status for FREE through the NHS app, website or by calling 119. Further information can be found on the government website: Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Please forward scam emails to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service: report@phising.gov.uk

Garden Security

There are several things you can do to improve the security in your garden.

Sheds: Repair rotten or loose slats and consider reinforcing the shed by adding additional panels to the inside structure. Outside door hinges should be secured with coach-bolts or non-return screws. Use strong closed-shackle locks.

Register your property. Mark valuable items with your house number and postcode and register on Immobilise.

Tool and ladders: Never leave gardening tools outside as they could be used to gain entry to your house, including ladders which should be put away or securely chained up and locked.

Take a look at Secured By Design and Hampshire Police sites for further advice.

CrimeStoppers campaign: #HardCallsSaveLives

The charity CrimeStoppers has launched a campaign on reporting knife crime. Calling with information on knife crime may feel hard but by speaking up with information on local knife crime, no matter how small, you could help save a life and keep your loved ones and community safe.

A call to CrimeStoppers is always 100% anonymous: 0800 555 111

Find out more about the latest campaign by visiting the CrimeStoppers website.