>> BEDFORDSHIRE POLICE - Urgent Update
We have received notification from Bedfordshire Police of the following:
Robberies in Sandy, Shefford and Biggleswade
Please be aware that there has been several robberies in the local area over the past week. This is something Bedfordshire police are taking very seriously, and have a response plan in place for these crimes. They have already issued advise on social media, but are aware not everyone will have sight of this. They are also meeting personally with all victims of these crimes.
Whilst there have been some crime trends where women have been robbed of their hand bags, there have also been unrelated robberies of a moped in Shefford and two males on separate occasions in Sandy and Biggleswade.
If anyone has any information please call 101 and report to police, or online at www.bedfordshire.police.uk
They are advising that handbags where possible are kept across the body with the clasp facing inwards, for persons in vehicles to keep car doors locked when stationary. To avoid walking alone late at night, and to walk in brightly lit areas. Do not advertise valuables such as phones and wallets and to keep them out of sight.
The team can be followed on Twitter @northbedspolice and members of the public can sign up for beds alert through the beds police website and Facebook page.
We have received notification from Bedfordshire Police (Protecting People and Fighting Crime Together) regarding the importance of their work to keep children and young people safe across Bedfordshire. As Christmas draws near, many children may be looking forward to receiving new electronic devices or games, so Bedfordshire Police feel that this is an appropriate time to highlight some simple online safety tips to help parents/carers make safer choices and support their children online.
For further information: please click here.
Turn Futures" of Bedfordshire Police has sent us the following information regarding online safety guides:
"Beds Alert Keeping you Informed"
/Biggleswade-TC/UserFiles/Files/June 2016 Be Aware of Spoof Emails Claiming.pdf
Please click on the above link for further information - Thank you
Online shopping websites are being utilised by fraudsters to advertise vehicles for sale which do not exist. After agreeing to purchase the vehicle via email with the fraudsters, buyers then receive emails purporting to be from Amazon Payments and/or Amazon Flexible Payment Service stating that their money will be held in an ‘escrow account’ (a bank account held by a third party, used as a temporary holding account during a transaction between two parties- for a 7 day ‘cooling off’ period). Once happy with the purchase the email indicates the money will be released to the seller, therefore offering ‘buyer protection’. In reality these emails are fraudulent and do not come from Amazon. The bank accounts are controlled by fraudsters.