Category Archives: Crime Prevention and other advice

Buying and selling a car privately

If you are buying a car privately, there are now several tools online that will help you do some preparation before buying. To find out about a vehicle ‘s MOT history go to this Government site . This site will … Continue reading

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Citizens Advice Bureau – New Contact Details

Citizens Advice Bureau have new contact details. Their postal address is: Central and East Northamptonshire Citizens Advice Bureau, 7/8 Mercers Row, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 2QL  

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Online Auction Warning

Fraudsters are targeting people to list items on their behalf on popular online auction sites. The scam involves a job offer to sell desirable items at below market value and receive money from any potential buyers. The ‘work from home’ … Continue reading

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Congratulations…. You’ve won the lottery!!!……Or have you?

A lottery scam takes place when criminals pretend that you have won a prize, often a lottery.  The people most likely to fall victim to this tend to be over the age of 60 (although younger people do fall victim … Continue reading

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Vehicle fraud drives us round the bend, costing victims £17.8 million in 2013

Online vehicle fraud is costing the nation a road-rage inducing £17.8 million each year, according to new figures released by Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) today. This is the equivalent to 89 Aston Martin Vanquishes. … Continue reading

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Tax Refund Scam

One of our members has drawn attention to yet another scam going round – promising people a tax refund. Here is a screen shot of the sort of e-mail you may receive. This could be convincing to some. All are … Continue reading

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Crime Prevention Advice available for download

The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales) has just published a comprehensive collection of crime prevention and safety advice.  You can download a copy here   . At present, it is only available in electronic format. However, the … Continue reading

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