Message from your local neighbourhood policing team

Dear Local Resident

Please take time to read the Fraud alert sent out yesterday by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. I have attached it below for you to read.
This particular type of crime is sadly on the increase and taking these simple steps can prevent you becoming a victim.

Thank you

PS Barinder Gill 9XH
Heathrow Villages – South Cluster Team 1
Hillingdon Borough (XH)

Alert: Fraudsters are ordering replacement bank cards in victims’ names by intercepting mail

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) Proactive Intelligence Team is warning people of a new method of fraud whereby fraudsters are exploiting the delay in the replacement of victims’ bank cards by intercepting their mail. According to the NFIB, fraudsters have identified that if a genuine banking customer requests a new card to replace a damaged one, some banks will send the replacement card but not cancel the damaged card straight away, leaving it active for several days.
Fraudsters target letterboxes in communal flats and premises that lack security and CCTV to steal victims’ mail, specifically banking documentation. Having identified a victim via the stolen letters and open source information, fraudsters have all the personal information they need. The fraudster calls the bank pretending to be the customer. They state that the plastic bank card has snapped but is still functioning, and that they will need a replacement sent to their home address. The fraudster returns a few days later to steal the bank card contained within the mail and utilises it for fraudulent purposes. Victims won’t become aware of the fraud until several days later when their original card stops working and they get in touch with their bank.
Research conducted for Action Fraud’s “Not With My Name” campaign found that 71% of people do not regularly redirect their post for at least six months when they move house. Also, 1 in 3 people don’t shred letters before throwing them away. This leaves people vulnerable to bank statements and other mail being intercepted by fraudsters.

Protection advice from the ‘Not With My Name’ campaign:

Always destroy or securely store personal documents.

Check your bank and financial statements carefully and report anything suspicious to the bank or financial service provider concerned. When getting rid of personal documents always destroy them – rip up or shred.

If you have a communal mailbox or one in a shared area, empty it frequently.

If you move home set up a redirection with Royal Mail for at least a year and notify your bank, credit card companies and other organisations you deal with ASAP.

Personally assess your communal mail area for vulnerabilities and consult with your premises management team about implementing added security measures.

Message from your local neighbourhood policing team

Dear Local Resident

Please take time to read the Fraud alert sent out yesterday by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. I have attached it below for you to read.
This particular type of crime is sadly on the increase and taking these simple steps can prevent you becoming a victim.

Thank you

PS Barinder Gill 9XH
Heathrow Villages – South Cluster Team 1
Hillingdon Borough (XH)

Alert: Fraudsters are ordering replacement bank cards in victims’ names by intercepting mail

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) Proactive Intelligence Team is warning people of a new method of fraud whereby fraudsters are exploiting the delay in the replacement of victims’ bank cards by intercepting their mail. According to the NFIB, fraudsters have identified that if a genuine banking customer requests a new card to replace a damaged one, some banks will send the replacement card but not cancel the damaged card straight away, leaving it active for several days.
Fraudsters target letterboxes in communal flats and premises that lack security and CCTV to steal victims’ mail, specifically banking documentation. Having identified a victim via the stolen letters and open source information, fraudsters have all the personal information they need. The fraudster calls the bank pretending to be the customer. They state that the plastic bank card has snapped but is still functioning, and that they will need a replacement sent to their home address. The fraudster returns a few days later to steal the bank card contained within the mail and utilises it for fraudulent purposes. Victims won’t become aware of the fraud until several days later when their original card stops working and they get in touch with their bank.
Research conducted for Action Fraud’s “Not With My Name” campaign found that 71% of people do not regularly redirect their post for at least six months when they move house. Also, 1 in 3 people don’t shred letters before throwing them away. This leaves people vulnerable to bank statements and other mail being intercepted by fraudsters.

Protection advice from the ‘Not With My Name’ campaign:

Always destroy or securely store personal documents.

Check your bank and financial statements carefully and report anything suspicious to the bank or financial service provider concerned. When getting rid of personal documents always destroy them – rip up or shred.

If you have a communal mailbox or one in a shared area, empty it frequently.

If you move home set up a redirection with Royal Mail for at least a year and notify your bank, credit card companies and other organisations you deal with ASAP.

Personally assess your communal mail area for vulnerabilities and consult with your premises management team about implementing added security measures.

Abandoned and crash damaged moped – Harlington door step walk.

Sent over to Officers in the Council and the Police to investigate:

There is a abandoned and crash damaged Moped in Harlington Door Step walk Park. With plenty of glass and other debris.

Can this please be actioned for removal. Pictures attached show the seriousness of the situation along with the Mopeds registration.

South Neighbourhood Police Team Newsletter – January Edition

Dear  Local Resident and Community Contact 

 

Please find attached a copy of the January Edition of the South Neighbourhood Police Team Newsletter. This covers some of the stories and incidents that your community team have been dealing with over January. I hope you find this informative.  Please feel free to forward this newsletter onto family, friends & neighbours.   

 

Inspector David George   South Sector NPT ,  Licensing Lead

   


Neighbourhood Watch update

Neighbourhood_watch.JPGPlease see information for Harmondsworth Residents, particularly residents in Hatch Lane and Zealand Close. Please ensure your neighbours, not on e-mail, are made aware and if you have any information which could be of assistance please contact your Heathrow Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team. Contact details below.

 Dear Resident

Unfortunately there has been an attempted garage burglary on Hatch Lane which took place on the 7th of October 2014 between 2045 – 2055 hours. Also Zealand Avenue have had a residential burglary where entry was gained through the front door on the 3rd of October 2014 between 1730 – 2330 hours, if any one has information please pass on our number.  
 
Thanks
 
Lindsey
 
Lindsey Prior
PCSO 7160 XH
Safer Neighbourhood Team 
Heathrow Villages
Metropolitan Police Hillingdon
 
( Phone:          07917013238 / 0203761265
( Metphone:    711265
2 Fax:              02032761266
:  E-mail:          Lindsey.j.prior@met.pnn.police.uk
+ Mail:             HEATHROW POLICE Station, POLAR PARK SNT, UB7 0DG
 

Your Local Police – Message from New Inspector

Dear Villagers we have been asked to pass this message from Inspector Dave George who has recently taken over as the senior police officer in charge of community policing teams for West Drayton, Pinkwell, Heathrow Villages and Yiewsley wards.

Neighbourhood_watch.JPGDear Resident and Community member

Hello; My name is Inspector Dave George and I have recently taken over as the senior police officer in charge of community policing teams for West Drayton, Pinkwell, Heathrow Villages and Yiewsley wards. I’d like to introduce myself to you. It is very important to me that I spend as much time as I can with my officers working to drive down crime and improve the quality of life for the local community. Recently we have seen some significant crime reductions in the key crime groups.

As a borough, key crimes such as Burglary & Robbery are down on last years levels.

For example, Burglary is down 30.4%, Robbery is down 44.2%, Theft OF a motor vehicle down 23.5%, Theft from a Motor vehicle 26% down . These are superb reductions of serious crimes in our community but we cannot be complacement and I fully understand that any victim of these crimes is one too many and leaves a victim in its wake.

I therefore intend to email you on a regular basis to inform you all about the work YOUR community officers are carrying out to continue to drive down Crime and Anti Social behaviour in your area. These emails will inform you of some of the great work and results we have in our battles against crime and also seek your assistance for Information and bring you the latest updates on crime trends and crime prevention news.

In the last month community officers from the South Neighbourhood policing team have made arrests of people in your area for a range of serious offences including Fraud and Theft. Last week ,following a serious incident in a local park where a dog became dangerously out of control, local community officers have launched an investigation, have seized the dog in question and have arrested the owner. This investigation is till currently ongoing.

Following another investigation by your local community officers a male was sentenced to four years imprisonment following a trial at Isleworth Crown court for supplying Class a drugs at the detention centres on the A4. This male attempted to take drugs into the centre and following a painstaking investigation the offender was found guilty and is now behind bars.

Our engagement activity takes place daily and in the past few days one of the local officers attended a local primary school and gave a Crime Prevention message to the pupils and carried out security marking of the pupils expensive personal belongings. On Saturday 04th October 2014 between 10am – 12pm PC RADETTE and PCSO WALSH held a Crime Prevention Surgery at Yiewsley Library. The surgery is held on a monthly basis and it gives the residents of Yiewsley a chance to speak to police face to face. Please come and along and meet the officers if you are passing by.

These are just some examples of some of the good work your officers are carrying out to drive down crime in the area. However I would remind everybody to remain vigilant and report any incidents that concern you. In an emergency call 999. If non emergency but you need to report an incident or crime then the number is 101. The four community teams have mobile phones when their on duty and these numbers are listed below for you.

Heathrow Villages Ward – 0208 721 2557
Yiewsley Ward – 0208 721 2713
Pinkwell Ward – 0208 721 2556
West Drayton Ward – 0208 721 2018

Finally, I would encourage all of you to please forward this email onto any local residents, business members of friends living or working in the area. If these contacts that you are aware of wish to receive regular email contacts from the police then I would encourage people to complete the attached form below and return it to me by email and I will ensure they are added to my database of community contacts . I would also encourage those on Twitter to follow us @MPSHillingdon where we circulate regular timely updates on local matters.

I look forward to meeting with as many of you as I can over the coming months and years and encourage you to approach me or my officers when you see them patrolling your area.

Inspector David George
South Sector NPT , Licensing & ASB Lead

Hillingdon Borough Police

C/o 1 Warwick Place, Uxbridge ,Middlesex, UB8 1PG
Email: David.B.George@met.police.uk