For updates on crimes and incidents and to receive community safety information, register for Staffordshire Smart Alert using the link to their website:

For more information and advice about crime prevention or information about your local policing team visit the Staffordshire Police website at

Telephone 999 in an emergency where there is danger to life or a crime is in progress.

Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where Police attendance is required, to report a crime, suspicious activity or any other incidents.  Calls to 101 have a fixed cost of 15p per call.

To report fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use the online fraud reporting tool at

Review security measures, remain vigilant, on your guard and observant at all times.

Click on the links below to open messages received via Staffordshire Smart Alert:


July 2017

Counter Terror Advice for Businesses

June 2017

Meeting Summary

May 2017

Meeting Summary

April 2017

Meeting Summary

March 2017

Law Abiding Citizen Phishing Alert – information from the City of London Police and National Fraud Intelligence Bureau

Meeting Summary

February 2017

Tax Rebate Alert

Meeting Summary

January 2017

Charitable Fraud Alert – information regarding fake animal welfare charities

Meeting Summary

December 2016

Email Phishing Alert – with the heading ‘Notice of Intended Prosecution’ and ‘NIP – Notice Number’

Staffordshire Police Festive Newsletter

Information regarding bogus Phishing Emails purporting to be sent from the Metropolitan Police

Get Safe Online – Information on how to keep safe online

Visit for more information about cybercrime/fraud, how to keep children safe on line and the #SaferXmas Stop & Think campaign.

December Meeting Summary

November 2016

Cyber Crime and Online Security Event Agenda – Tues 15 November at Goodwin Steel Castings, Ivy House Foundry, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

The Little Book of Big Scams

The Little Book of Cyber Scams

November Meeting Summary

October 2016

Cyber Safe Staffordshire Campaign

(Click here) to download a poster on the SmartAlert website, for advice regarding Ransomware on computers and mobile devices

University Impersonation – to enable fraudsters to obtain goods on a credit basis

Binary Options – marketed as investments, how this fraud works and how to protect yourself

October Meeting Summary

September 2016

National Fraud Intelligence Bureau British Gas Alert

September Meeting Summary

July 2016

Information from Action Fraud on how to protect your company website (click here)

The Bank of England ‘Take a Closer Look’ Booklet gives full details of the security features to look for on all banknotes

The free to download ‘Bank of England Banknotes’ app – an interactive touchscreen guide for checking banknotes

July Meeting Summary

June 2016

Student Phishing Campaign – For the attention of university students

Holiday Crime Prevention

Secure Your Van

Support Offered to Victims of Crime

May 2016

Counterfeit Cheque Fraud

Lichfield Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

Malware Poster

Mandate Fraud Public Sector Alert

Small Businesses Tricked Into Laundering Money