Neighbourhood Police June Newsletter and Scam warning

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The June update from our Safer Neighbourhood Team includes details of recent crimes. it also tells you where and when the next Cuppa with a Copper meetings take place (also on the Events page) and information 0n a Crime Prevention Stand.

We also have an update and warnings on new scams:

Microsoft ‘Pop Up’ Spyware Scam

Scammers are impersonating Microsoft in pop-ups claiming your computer has been infected with spyware.

These pop-ups appear out of the blue on your screen and ask you to call a phone number for support. If you do this, you’ll be contacting a scammer who will encourage you to download remote access software, allowing them to take control of your computer.

If a pop-up appears on your screen, don’t call any phone numbers or click on any links.

Click on the link below to read the full article from Which? Magazine to find out how this scam works and for advice on what to do if your device is targeted.

Beware of fake Microsoft ‘spyware alert’ pop-ups on your computer – Which? News

If you’ve lost money to this scam, call your bank immediately using the number on the back of your card and report the scam online to Action Fraud or call 0300 123 2040.