RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Cold Overton Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have keyed the offside body panels. This incident occurred between 23/12/2017 18:00 & 24/12/2017 10:50.
One report of criminal damage to a dwelling in Burley Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have fired a ball bearing at a bedroom window breaking the outer pane. This incident occurred between 03/01/2018 07:00 & 03/01/2018 14:00.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Finch Close, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken tools. This incident occurred between 05/01/2018 17:30 & 07/01/2018 07:45.
Beat Surgery at Costa Coffee, Oakham on 17th January between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Cottesmore Church Café on 18th January between 12:00 & 13:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 26th January between 10:00 & 11:00
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Tax Scam - Warning over HMRC scam email that promises you a tax refund ahead of self-assessment deadline. Fraudsters have launched their latest effort to get people to give away their bank details by pretending to be from HMRC.
Scammers are trying to take advantage by sending a new batch of emails to people saying they're entitled to a refund.
The email claims to be from "HMRC Office Gateway" and tells people to click a link which takes them to a "customer portal", where they'll be encouraged to enter their bank details in order to claim the refund.
But HMRC will never send information about refunds or rebates via email - or ask for your payment details either.
The address for the scam looks like it comes from "Hmrc.gov.uk" but when you expand the address it reveals a long line of seemingly random letters and numbers.
You can report refund tax scam emails by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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