POLICE are warning people to beware of a new form of highway robbery in which people are being mugged in the street and being forced to transfer money via their digital banking Apps. 08_September_2021
Scotland Yard has investigated a spate of offences which have left victims deeply shaken and traumatised.
A member recently got in touch saying “I have had an invitation to download the Message_05_Sept_2021
Nextdoor app. Being paranoid about this sort of thing I just wanted to check that it
was genuine. It came in a stamped envelope, where we would have expected
something so local to have been hand delivered.” It also gave a forename and Road
name but no surname or house number.
It’s easy for scammers to spoof legitimate phone numbers using software shared by Message_20_August_2021
criminals freely online.
Avon and Somerset Police have identified and supported a number of fraud victims Message_21_July_2021
thanks to a new partnership with supermarkets designed to help prevent scams.
Fraud Protect Officers launched the initiative back in April after seeing a noticeable
rise in scam cases where victims were being asked to purchase gift cards instead of
sending money in the more typical ways.
PCSO’s are in the process of setting up youth projects across Sedgemoor, for the summer Mini Police, Football Sessions, Dreamschemes, Kilve Outdoor Activities and much more. Bike Marking events continue and have taken place across many parts of Sedgemoor Newsletter_AW056_June2021