Neighbourhood watch

Tip off, rip off – the dangers of Facebook

Most of the information fraudsters need to steal your identity can be found on Facebook……… Fraudsters need just three pieces of personal information to steal your identity, most of which can be found on your Facebook profile. All it takes is your name, date of birth and address for fraudsters to steal your identity and

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Neighbourhood Watch update

The latest crime statistics published by the Police covers January 2017. During that month, they show one crime, a burglary in Finningham Road – as usual, no details. A resident in West View Gardens reported that she saw a man carrying a length of guttering enter her neighbour’s property. She did not think that the

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Scam warnings

Council Tax Scams Residents are advised to be on their guard after several reports of fraudsters contacting Suffolk residents by phone, text or email about their council tax. One Suffolk resident has reported receiving an email from ‘Online Council TAX UK’ which claimed they were owed a refund, and requesting they provide their bank details

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Neighbourhood watch update

The latest crime statistics published by the Police covers December 2016. During that month they show one crime, in Finningham Road – as usual, no details, just a description of ‘public order offence’ During the same period the statistics show 6 ‘crimes’ in or near Mellis & Yaxley – mainly burglaries, so be careful about

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Tip off, Rip off!

Suffolk Trading Standards have received details recently of a resident in Suffolk who lost £3000 after being duped by bogus tech support callers. Working from home, on her work laptop, she allowed the scammer remote access, providing the scammer with access to her personal financial details. This incident has not only highlighted the scam, once

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Electrical tools stolen in local burglary

A number of electrical garden tools were stolen in Gislingham during the night of Wednesday January 4th, according to the East Anglian Daily Times. The perpetrators forced their way into an outbuilding and stole a mini moto, chainsaw, trimmer, hedge trimmer and pressure washer. Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with information to call

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Gislingham woman admits six thefts

A woman from Gislingham may face a jail sentence after changing to a ‘guilty’ plea in a case involving multiple theft. Karen Robinson of Broadfield Road was due to stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court before changing the original ‘not guilty’ plea. According to the Diss Express, the woman’s lawyer said that she had been

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Car broken into outside village hall

While the Zumba class was going on at the village hall on Thursday 21st January, one of the cars of the attendees in the car park was broken into and the owner’s bag and phone was taken. Unfortunately, the village hall CCTV doesn’t cover the car park, so there are no clues as to who

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Neighbourhood watch update

Earlier this month a resident in the High Street reported that several builders buckets had been stolen from her home – they had been left by her garage door. These may have little intrinsic value, but do be careful when leaving items in clear view if you don’t want to lose them. If you noticed

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Witnesses sought after phone cabling theft attempt

Internet and telephone connectivity was down in Gislingham after would-be thieves cut some of the cable that provides these services to the village. The incident took place after 11pm yesterday (Wednesday). The perpetrators were disturbed before they could complete the theft. According to the Diss Express, anyone with information relating to this crime should contact

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