New ‘Phone Scam Alert

There’s a warning that numerous householders in Ruddington have being targeted by a telephone scam over the past few days.

The automated hoax message informs you that there has been an attempted transaction of £600 on your bank card. If you press numbers on the keypad as instructed, it takes you through various options aimed at tricking you into revealing your card or bank account details. Please beware not to do this – and also warn any vulnerable friends or relatives who may fall victim to the scammers. If you are at all concerned, you should always contact your bank directly using a known telephone number, rather than via an incoming call.

Meantime, statistics just released to us by PC 1530 Kelly Carlile of Rushcliffe Police reveal that only 9 crimes were reported in Ruddington via 101 for the period 1st June to 30th June 2019. This compares with 12 in May and 21 in April.

The full list of JUNE 2019 incidents is below:

1st – Damage caused to a window on Dunblane road by a group of kids

3rd – Two insecure vehicles broken into on Musters Road

5th – Drive off from the petrol Station on Loughborough Road to the value of £57.72

6th – Number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked on The Green

8th – Overnight two vehicles were entered and items stolen, one on Flawforth Avenue and one on Clifton Road

11th – Drive off from the petrol station on Loughborough Road, vehicle was displaying false plates

22nd – Fly tipping occurred on Old Loughborough Road where black bin bags were dumped overnight. Streetwise cleared them away

27th – Off-road bike stolen from a garage after the lock was forced off at a property on Ashworth Avenue

If you have information about any of these incidents, saw something suspicious, or may have captured CCTV footage that could help, you’re asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 – or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Especially if you’re going away on holiday soon, there’s dwelling house crime prevention advice on the Nottinghamshire Police web site >>HERE<<.

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