Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 28th February to 6th March:
Hilton – The Neighbourhood Policing Team have been forwarded a request from a Hilton resident, received on Thursday 4th March, regarding lorries regularly breaching an overnight ban on heavy vehicles in the village. (Ref CC-04032021-0354)
And Finally – Warning of A ‘National Insurance Number’ Telephone Scam:
My thanks to an Ecops subscriber in Somersham with experience of this telephone scam, for drawing my attention to it.
Action Fraud, the UK Centre for cyber-crime and fraud reporting and investigation, issued an alert to the public after receiving over a thousand extra calls in one week about the scam.
Victims received an automated telephone call telling them that their ‘National Insurance Number had been compromised’ and in order to fix it and get a new number, they should press number 1 on their phone to be connected to a service agent.
However, the agent was in fact a criminal who pressured victims into giving their personal details, to be used in subsequent fraud.
Action Fraud advise that people remain vigilant and cautious of any calls suggesting that their National Insurance Number has been compromised. If you have any doubts, hang up the phone.
Full details of the Action Fraud alert are at: