May News from Neighbourhood Watch
Microsoft doesn't phone you
Anti-Virus Home Computer Fraudsters
They claim that the resident’s home PC has a serious virus that could crash the system at any moment costing the resident a lot of money to repair. They then claim that they can fix the problem remotely for a one off payment that can be arranged over the telephone.
Should you receive such a telephone call please put the telephone down immediately. Microsoft Corporation make it clear that they do not cold call customers. For technical help, advice and assistance, customers must call Microsoft direct.
Bogus Plumber, Hounslow Area
The sound of laughter, foul and abusive language, screams, threatening behavior and the breaking of glass is usually the prelude to problems heading in our direction. Neighbourhood Watch ask everyone to be on the alert for anti-social behavior. Always check when there is excessive noise and dial 999 should you see a crime taking place or indeed, matters getting out of control.
Thieves operating alone, in twos or in gangs, take great care in selecting their victims, targeting those who are seen to have placed a purse, wallet, mobile phone or any item of value at the top of an open shoulder bag or handbag. They will then follow their victim until the opportunity to strike arises, which is normally when the victim is distracted or off guard. The thief will then quickly and quietly disappear before the victim realizes what has happened.
Thieves do not concern themselves about the age or the circumstances of their victim or worry about the misery and hardship they bring. In public places always be wary of your surroundings. Do not trust anyone who gets too close to you. To avoid becoming a target, keep briefcases, shoulder bags and handbags shut and never let them out of your sight.
May 4, 2012