For updates on crimes and incidents and to receive community safety information, register for Staffordshire Smart Alert using the link to their website: www.staffordshiresmartalert.uk/staffs/
For more information and advice about crime prevention or information about your local policing team visit the Staffordshire Police website at www.staffordshire.police.uk
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 www.actionfraud.police.uk
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:
Law Abiding Citizen Phishing Alert – information from the City of London Police and National Fraud Intelligence Bureau
Charitable Fraud Alert – information regarding fake animal welfare charities
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 www.staffordshire.police.uk for more information about cybercrime/fraud, how to keep children safe on line and the #SaferXmas Stop & Think campaign.
Cyber Crime and Online Security Event Agenda – Tues 15 November at Goodwin Steel Castings, Ivy House Foundry, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
(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
National Fraud Intelligence Bureau British Gas Alert
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
Student Phishing Campaign – For the attention of university students