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OWL Cymru alert and safety system is to help you!

If you are aware of a crime and would like it to be included, or circulated, please send the information to

alerts@owlcymru.org. Please include details of the crime including location, dates and times. Where

possible, please provide the Police crime reference number, if reported to Police

This weeks edition contains:-










Crimes and appeals across North Wales

Police updates

County Lines—Watch out

Seasonal safety campaign offers

Farmers no cold calling packs

Missing and Wanted persons

Doorstep / scams / telephone cold callers

Be more SCAM AWARE as Christmas approaches

Dates for your diary

In light of the increase of incidents that have occurred with the darker nights we are making available our

new ‘ENTRY ALERT WARNING SYSTEM’ . Put the new ENTRY ALERT SYSTEM at points of possible entry ie

patio doors etc and a recorded message will play warning any intruder that their details are being recorded

and passed to police. You are able to record your own message if you prefer. Contact us for more

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OWL Cymru aims to increase awareness & help prevent people becoming a victim of crime

Don’t make it easy for them & prevent it happening to you by locking your

windows & doors! Take a look at our Sneaky Blinders offer!

Police appeal for information

OWL Cymru 19100649854 - Theft of ATM Machine at Venue Cymru

A burglary occured at Venue Cymru, Llandudno at 11.30pm on Wednesday 6th

November 2019 where an ATM machine was stolen. Did you see anything

suspicious? Do you have dash cam footage travelling along the promenade?

Contact Police on 101, quote ref: OWL Cymru 19100649854

OWL Cymru—Thefts of Number Plates

There have been multiple reports of stolen number plates in the Conwy and Denbighshire areas. Consider

buying some tamperproof screws to make it harder for criminals to steal licence plates. Tamper proof screw

kits are available from OWL Cymru for only £3.50

OWL Cymru—Concern for potential missing woman on Snowdon

On Thursday 7th November, Police officers received a report of a woman in difficulties on Snowdon Thursday afternoon and are

keen to make sure that she has returned safely. They are asking for anyone who was walking up or down Snowdon Thursday

afternoon and noticed a woman in difficulties around 2.30pm to make contact with them.

The woman may be from the Manchester area and was due to stay with a friend in Caernarfon Thursday night. If you

are waiting for someone to arrive and they haven’t turned up yet please make contact with North Wales Police.

OWL Cymru X158625—Burglary in Clarence Road area

Between 8.30pm and 9pm on Thursday 31st October 2019, a burglary took place on Clarence Road in Craig Y Don,

Llandudno. If you witnessed any suspicious people or vehicles at or near that location around that time, please

contact North Wales Police on 101, quoting OWL Cymru X158625

OWL Cymru—Incident at Post Office in Rhyl

Police are appealing for information following an incident at the Post Office on St Margarets Drive in Rhyl

on Wednesday morning. Police were called to the ‘Best-One’ Shop and Post Office at 10.27am on

Wednesday. Enquiries are still ongoing. If you have any information please contact Police by dialing 101.

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OWL Cymru—Theft of Sheep

9 Texel X sheep have been stolen from a field in Llanynghenedl, Anglesey, some time between 10:00

27/10/19 and 10:00 03/11/19. Blue marks on their heads. If yo have any information contact the Rural

Policing Team by dialing 101 quoting OWL Cymru

OWL Cymru X16146 Spate of burglaries in Llanfairfechan

Police are urging people to ensure they have adequate security in place following a spate of burglaries in the

Llanfairfechan area.

Eight residential properties and local businesses have been targeted in the area since July, with the most

recent being last week in the West Shore area of the town.

PCSO 3913 Sara Owen said: “Most of the residential incidents have involved items being stolen from sheds

and garages, while the businesses have had money /charity boxes taken.”

“We are asking members of the public to remain vigilant within the Llanfairfechan area and ensure their

sheds and outbuildings are secured properly.”

Anyone who has information regarding suspicious activity or who may have witnessed any of the burglaries

taking place is asked to contact PCSO 3913 Owen on 101 quoting reference OWL Cymru X16146

OWL Cymru 0463—Night Lock not Secured

A resident from the Towyn area wanted to advise residents to ensure that they locked their ‘night locks;

correctly. This follows an incident whereby they failed to ensure that the night lock had clicked and

someone levered the window open that night.

They were not able to gain entry in this instance, however, as the window was quite small. This occurred

overnight 11/12th November.

OWL Cymru—Appeal for information/Sightings Black Renault Clio Reg MK05 DDY.

Police are trying to trace a black Renault Clio, reg MK05 DDY. which has failed to stop twice for police, when

it was being driven dangerously in Wrexham. It was last seen travelling from Gwersyllt High Street towards

Bradley. Call 101 if you know where it is.

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North Wales Police investigating two recent reports of indecent exposure and assault on Anglesey

Police are investigating two recent reports of indecent exposure and assault on Anglesey.

The first incident occurred at around 6.20pm on Wednesday the 6 th of November at Menai Bridge Viewpoint

on Holyhead Road (A5) between Llanfairpwll and Menai Bridge. The suspect was described by the victim as

being a white male, approximately 5ft 8, aged 25-28years old, of medium/heavy build, wearing a dark

hooded top with the hood up and grey jogging bottoms. The female victim was out running at the time, and

the male exposed himself to her before assaulting her.

The second incident occurred at around 6pm on Tuesday the 12 th of November near Huws Grey Builders

Merchant on Lon Groes, Gaerwen Industrial estate. The victim described the offender as being a white male

fairly short in height, bald head or balding aged in his early to mid 30s of stocky build wearing a red hoody

and tracksuit bottoms. The offender is believed to have been exposing himself before assaulting the victim

as she walked passed him. The offender walked off in the direction of Holyhead Road (A5).

Police have said:

“ We would like to reassure the public that incidents of this nature are rare on the island, however we are

treating both as being connected and will be increasing patrols in the area. I would advise any females out

running or walking in the evenings to be vigilant and consider their personal safety by taking well-lit, busier

traffic routes and going in groups. Also consider carrying a torch and wearing high visibility clothing.

“We urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the incidents to cast their minds back and come

forward if they saw a male matching the description, or have any information of relevance to the

investigation. We also ask that any motorists with Dash Cam driving through the areas at the time review

their footage to see if the offender has been captured.

“We would strongly encourage anyone who believes they have been a victim of such a crime to make

contact with police. Should anyone experience this type of behaviour or witness this type of incident in

future please contact us.”

If you have any further information about these incidents you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on

0800 555 111 or contact Police on 101 quoting OWL Cymru X161770 for Menai Bridge incident and OWL

Cymru X164581 for Gaerwen incident.

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OWL Cymru 0479 —Van Security—Please be vigilant

Following incidents in the Cheshire area, and a theft from a van in the Deeside area last night, North Wales

Police are urging van drivers to review their van security.

Works vans are an increasingly popular target for thieves. But it's not usually the van itself that's stolen - it's

the contents in the back, often expensive power tools.

It's not always possible to empty the van of tools every night. Instead, here's some advice on how to make

your van and its contents less of a target:




Store tools in secure cabinets or boxes within the van

Add supplementary locks to the existing locks - the more a thief has to do to break in, the more likely

they are to move on to an easier target. There are a wide range available, including deadlocks for the

doors and high security padlocks and hasps for the cargo doors. Alarmed padlocks are also available to

purchase—visit the OWL Protect Website for more information https://www.owlprotectcymru.org/

gardenandoutdoor

Park so that any vulnerable doors are up against solid objects - this will restrict access and make it harder

for anyone to break in

Thieves know the weak points of various makes of van - research yours so you can take appropriate

measures

Where possible, park in a well lit area. If you are staying at a hotel with work commitments park nearest to

reception.

Remote car alarms are available to purchase that will alert you if someone enters your van—enter details of

this link into your browser https://www.owlprotectcymru.org/bikeandvehiclesecurity

Hotels and Accommodation—Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity in your car park (or at the

accommodation) as soon as possible. Dial 101 for non-urgent calls, dial 999 if

your call is urgent.

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Four men Jailed—Police car Damaged and rammed during pursuit

A group of men who threw rocks at a police car windscreen and who later

rammed in to the same vehicle to evade capture have been jailed.

During the afternoon of Tuesday 2nd April PC Emma Birrell of the Roads

Policing Unit was on duty when she was asked to keep observations for a

silver Audi which was believed to be linked to a recent burglary.

PC Birrell saw the Audi parked on the B5125 in Northop Hall shortly before

3pm.

The car left and the officer followed it through the village. A short time

whilst on Stamford Way the Audi stopped; two men, who were wearing

balaclavas, got out and threw rocks towards the police car which smashed the windscreen.

The Control Room were immediately notified and other officers nearby were making their way to assist.

PC Birrell continued to follow the car, travelling through Aston Hill and Ewloe at speeds in excess of 80mph.

A short while later the Audi came to a stop on Old Aston Hill due to one of the wheels coming off. PC Birrell

stopped behind the vehicle and whilst she was making her way out of the patrol car the Audi reversed at

speed into the police vehicle.

Thankfully the officer wasn’t seriously injured; however she was taken to hospital.

All four occupants were arrested a few moments later and they were charged with various offences including

burglary, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving whilst disqualified. One of the arresting

officers was also injured whilst making an arrest.

Temporary Chief Inspector Dave Cust of the Roads Policing Unit said: “Other officers, including the Roads

Policing Unit and local policing colleagues were making their way towards the incident, and PC Birrell,

despite not knowing the danger she faced, continued to pursue the car whilst single-crewed.

“This was a frightening incident for her and she displayed courage, tenacity and commitment to duty in

order to apprehend the males involved.

“This was an appalling act of dangerous driving and it was only by good fortune no one was injured.”

All four defendants were charged and remanded to appear before court.

The case was heard at Mold Crown Court, Friday November 8 th all four received custodial sentences.

27-year-old Thomas Berry of College Fields, Tanyfron, Wrexham was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

26-year-old Michael Doran of the caravan site on the old A43 in Broughton received 20 months in prison.

Patrick Paul Doran, aged 33 and of Ruthin Road in Wrexham received a three year sentence.

And 30-year-old Adam William Purcell of Priestfield Road, Ellesmere Port was sentenced to 42 months in

prison.

Detective Constable Lisa Evans of Wrexham CID said: “The sentence will I’m sure bring a degree of relief to

many in the local community and I hope it will provide the public with some reassurance and make our

communities safer.

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Police Updates

From NWP Anglesey: A thank you to the community of Holyhead for numerous calls with information

which led to the arrest of Richard Owen and Brian Owens. Both arrested during the early hours at different

addresses.

From NWP Wrexham Town: 11/11/19 Bike seized from an address in Montgomery

Road, Caia Road. This bike has been involved in anti-social driving in the area

FROM NWP Wrexham Rural: 13/11/19:In October 2019 Officers in Wrexham Rural carried out 100+ stop

searches, striving to make North Wales the safest place in the U.K. Today they recovered this

knife from a 17yr old with the support of his parents. Speak to your children about knives.

Knives wreck lives

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WATCH OUT FOR :-

County Lines— is a term used when drug gangs from big cities expand their operations

to smaller towns, often using violence to drive out local dealers and exploiting children

and . vulnerable people to sell drugs. These dealers will use dedicated mobile phone lines,

known as 'deal lines', to take orders from drug users. Heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine

are the most common drugs being supplied and ordered. In most instances, the users or customers will live

in a different area to where the dealers and networks are based, so drug runners are needed to transport

the drugs and collect payment.

Exploitation of young and vulnerable people—A common feature in county lines drug supply is the exploitation

of young and vulnerable people. The dealers will frequently target children and adults - often

with mental health or addiction problems - to act as drug runners or move cash so they can stay under the

radar of law enforcement.

In some cases the dealers will take over a local property, normally belonging to a vulnerable person, and

use it to operate their criminal activity from. This is known as cuckooing.

People exploited in this way will quite often be exposed to physical, mental and sexual abuse, and in some

instances will be trafficked to areas a long way from home as part of the network's drug dealing business.

As we have seen in child sexual exploitation, children often don't see themselves as victims or realise

they have been groomed to get involved in criminality. So it's important that we all play our part to understand

county lines and speak out if we have concerns.

Is County Lines drug dealing is happening in your area , some signs to watch out for include:

An increase in visitors and cars to a house or flat

New faces appearing at the house or flat

New and regularly changing residents (e.g different accents compared to local accent

Change in resident's mood and/or demeanour (e.g. secretive/ withdrawn/ aggressive/ emotional)

Substance misuse and/or drug paraphernalia

Changes in the way young people you might know dress

Unexplained, sometimes unaffordable new things (e.g clothes, jewellery, cars etc)

Residents or young people you know going missing, maybe for long periods of time

Young people seen in different cars/taxis driven by unknown adults

Young people seeming unfamiliar with your community or where they are

Truancy, exclusion, disengagement from school

An increase in anti-social behaviour in the community

Unexplained injuries

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WATCH OUT FOR :- County Lines

What to do if you have concerns

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best advice is to trust your instincts. Even if someone isn't involved in county lines drug dealing, they

may be being exploited in some other way, so it's always worth speaking out. You can speak to your local

police by dialling 101, or in an emergency 999. You can remain anonymous when reporting contact OWL

Cymru

If you notice something linked to the railways, you can report concerns to the British Transport Police by

texting 61016 from your mobile. In an emergency dial 999.

If you are a young person who is worried about your involvement, or a friend's

involvement in county lines. A good option is to speak to an adult you trust and

talk to them about your concerns. You can also call Childline on 0800

1111. Childline is private and confidential service where you can talk to specially

trained counsellors about anything that is worrying you. Alternatively, speak to a

children and young people's service like Catch 22. They work with children and

young people of any age to help get them out of situations they're worried

about, and have helped lots of children and young people involved in Count

Law enforcement response

Tackling county lines, and the supply gangs responsible for high levels of violence, exploitation and abuse of

vulnerable adults and children, is a priority for UK law enforcement.

Law enforcement collectively has been stepping up its response, working to identify and take effective action

in areas of the country with the most significant problems.

To enhance the law enforcement response still further, a multi-agency county lines coordination centre has

been established, bringing together officers from the NCA, police and regional organised crime units to develop

the national intelligence picture, prioritise action against the most serious offenders, and engage with

partners across government, including in the health, welfare and education spheres, to tackle the wider

issues.

In addition to helping the NCA and policing partners to work together more effectively and deliver a more

comprehensive response to the county lines threat, the centre will assist the development of a wholesystem,

multi-agency approach which is vital to ensuring that vulnerable people are identified and safeguarded,

understanding factors behind demand for drugs, and recovering proceeds of crime.

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Reminder: Darker Nights Safety Packs are available to purchase for just

£15

They contain:

Neighbourhood Watch Roundels

Timer Switch and energy saving bulb

TV simulator

LED simulated alarm

Mini chime alarm for windows and doors

Ultimate coding kit

No cold calling stickers

Items, individually would be priced at £24, but during this campaign they are available for only £15. Contact us for

more information

Reminder: Dog Walkers Safety Packs are available for just £10.00

The Dog Watch Safety pack consists of:

A personal attack alarm with the choice of either a hi viz wrist worn

Personal Attack Alarm aimed at improving the safety and security of

Runners, Cyclists, and dog Walkers. This Wrist Alarm is finished in a

bright yellow ABS plastic and features Hi-Visibility wrist straps

which will reflect when the individual is out in the dark. It has a push

button activation and sounds a 130dB siren, or a torch, that is an alarm

also

Flashing light for a dogs collar

Dogwatch roundel and a Paws on Patrol Pen.

Safety out and about leaflet/Information

The pack contains resources worth £13, but they are currently available for £10.

You can pick these up from our Community Beat Shop inside Daniel Owen Centre,

Mold between 11am—2pm Monday to Saturday Or we can post— costs of posting is

£4.45. Contact us for more information watch@owlcymru.org telephone 01352

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‘SNEAKY BLINDERS’– deter sneak in thieves

SAFETY CAMPAIGN

Sneak-in thieves are the most opportunistic of them all. They go from house to house on a

street looking for an easy point of access, with almost no prior planning or preparation.

Sneak-in thieves can strike residential & commercial properties, day & night.

Sneak-In burglaries can be avoided by :-

Locking your windows & doors.

Using items in our ‘sneaky blinders’ safety pack, with its contents you can stop

opportunist crime & feel safer

Forming a neighbourhood watch scheme in your street (contact us)

Register with OWL to receive crime & community safety alerts for your area.

The door handle alarm is a clever detection alarm

which knows when someone is about to open the door,

or touches the door handle. Once triggered it will

set off a powerful alarm. It’s versatility & ease of use

means it can be used as & when required, in any room

that needs protecting.

Ideal for use in homes, shared accommodation,

student halls, internal rooms with your home or

hotel/holiday rooms.

CONTACT US ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN AND OFFER

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Missing Person Update - we are pleased to advise that Alfred McClelland has been

found safe and well. Thank you. OWL Cymru X163761 refers.

Concerns have been raised for Dion Parry, 33 from the Caernarfon area. Described as 5"9, medium

build, short hair with stubble, unknown clothing, sleeve tattoo on left arm. Possibly using

a silver Ford Focus. If sighted or whereabouts known, please ring 101. OWL Cymru X163635

refers.

Missing Jason Roberts 29yrs from the Acrefair area - 6ft 4ins large build, black hair

and black beard, Tribal Tattoo on forearm. Last seen wearing a Grey Parker style coat.

Please call NWP on 101 ref OWL Cymru X164232 with any information.

Police have concerns for a Susan Small aged 52 from the Ewloe area. Susan is described as

being 5ft 5 tall, blonde hair, she is wearing a blue coat with a fur hood and silver Converse

trainers. If you have any information please contact 101 and quote reference OWL Cymru

X164788

Harry Povey, 18 from Wrexham , who was wanted on a recall to prison has been arrested

and is now back where he belongs. Thank you for your information.

Mark Geoffrey Pronick, 54 from Wrexham is wanted for breaching a court order. He maybe in

Liverpool, but he has links to Oswestry and Wiltshire. If you know where he is please call 101

quoting reference 19100138392.

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DOORSTEP COLD CALLERS

We would like to remind residents that purchasing or using the services of

cold callers can be risky for numerous reasons. If something goes wrong

with the service, or product, they may prove difficult to trace. Some traders

will quote a price but then ask for substantially more money when the

job has been completed. Some work can be carried out and completed

to a poor, or even unsafe standard. Some cold callers are also linked to burglaries, or other criminal

activity. Police are asking for residents to be vigilant and wary when dealing with cold callers at the

door and to report any suspicious persons or activity to them as soon as possible. They are also asking for

residents to pass this information on to older, or more vulnerable neighbours as they may get targeted.

Reputable, local traders can be found via North Wales Trading Standards Services ‘Buy With Confidence’

Scheme https://www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk

We have received a telephone of two suspicious male cold callers who attended at a property in the Mold

Road area of Buckley on Monday. They only knocked once and headed around the back of a property. They

said they were from Scottish Power. The resident has not yet managed to contact Scottish Power to confirm

if they are genuine or not. The resident was not happy with the identification badge that one of them had,

and was not happy with the paperwork. The males had Irish accents: Description male 20’s

brown hair, male 30s wearing wooly hat, one was wearing hi viz jacket the other was in normal clothes.

Efforts are being made to contact Scottish Power, however, if these persons are seen please contact Police

quoting OWL Cymru X163913 . This serves as a useful reminder not to allow access to your property unless

you are certain they are genuine

TELEPHONE COLD CALLERS

A resident has received a telephone call claiming that their internet wasn't working. The resident was suspicious

and did not allow them remote access and put the phone down. As a reminder, this is an attempt to

gain remote access to your computer to steal money and information from you. As a reminder here is a link

with more information relating to ‘Computer Software Service Frauds’ https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/az-of-fraud/computer-software-service-frauds

A resident has had a suspicious telephone call from a person claiming to be with ’SKY’ asking if they wanted

some ’VIP’ benefits. The caller then went on to ask for information including their address (which he would

have known if genuinely from Sky). When the information was declined the caller continued asking for

further details of the type that are used to access all sorts of accounts. e.g Password/Date of birth/Mother’s

maiden name. No information was provided. This serves as a useful reminder NOT to provide information to

a cold caller. The call appeared to come from an 0800 number. Please bear in mind telephone numbers can

be ‘spoofed’ to appear local or genuine. Here is advice from SKY on dealing with nuisance calls https://

www.sky.com/help/articles/dealing-with-nuisance-phone-calls-and-texts

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TELEPHONE COLD CALLERS

A resident has had a scam telephone call (caller had a foreign accent, they said their name was Raymond

Jones) claiming to be from Visa card Fraud department. The caller stated that someone was paying 899

pounds online in Germany. The caller wanted the husbands card details, which were not provided. . If you

receive such a call, contact your bank using a telephone number obtained from a trusted source, not one

provided by the cold caller.

Cold calls are still being received claiming to be from HMRC and stating that there is a lawsuit against the

residents. The calls ask the recipient to press 1 for details, and that if they didn't they would be arrested. This

is a scam to obtain details from you, to steal money from you. Enter details of this link into your browser for

more information https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phishing-and-bogus-emails-hm-revenueand-customs-examples/phishing-emails-and-bogus-contact-hm-revenue-and-customs-examples

Scam/Suspicious Emails

A resident has received a letter claiming to be from the International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery Program.

The letter claims that the recipients name was matched to a ticket number and that they had been a n

approved winner for a substantial amount of money. The letter provides a telephone number and mobile

number to contact.. The letter asks the recipient to keep the ‘winnings’ quiet to ‘avoid abuse of the program

or fraudulent acts’ This is an attempt to get your bank details and to steal from you. This can be reported to

Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

A resident received a text claiming to be from EE, stating that they had been unable to process their latest bill

and to avoid fees or disconnection they were to update their EE account billing details. The resident knew this

was a scam as their bill had already been paid. EE advise that you Do Not click on any links within a suspicious

text of this nature, Do Not reply to the text with any information, Do Not download any attachment. They

advise that you forward texts of this type to 7726 for their security teams to investigate, and that the text is

delete

A resident has received strange e mails from a person known to them, with links to click on. It is advisable not

to click on any links if you are unsure that the e mail has genuinely come from the person known to you. It is

possible that the persons e mail had been hacked, and by clicking on the link, you could cause issues for your

own computer.

Scammers are imitating a Royal Mail webpage - http://royal-mail.cloud and texting

victims saying there is a parcel ready for collection, but £2.99 must be paid first.

They ask fora photo and further details. This is nothing to do with Royal Mail. It's a

scam

A resident has received an e mail claiming to be from TV Licensing, relating to a renewal. The e mail stated

that they had not been able to action a direct debit from the bank account and asked the recipient to set up a

new one, or the license will be cancelled. This is an attempt to steal your bank details. Enter details of this link

into your browser for advice on identifying scam e mails https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ288

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We have received reports this week from people who have received suspicious

emails claiming to be from Amazon.

As Christmas approaches please be careful of any cold calls asking you for your

bank details or to download any sort of app.

If you get such a call, hang up and report it to Action Fraud. If you have the slightest concern that it may be a

genuine alert, still terminate the call and contact the relevant bank, building society or trader direct on their

published numbers.

One example is a scam that has cost people a considerable amount of money. Victims of that scam have

received an automated call telling them a fraudster has used their personal details to sign up for an Amazon

Prime subscription. They are then instructed to press 1 to cancel the transaction. If they do this, they are then

connected directly to the real scammer who poses as an Amazon customer service representative.

The scammer tells the victim the Amazon Prime subscription was purchased fraudulently and that they need

remote access to the victim’s computer in order to fix a security flaw that will prevent it from happening

again. The victim is instructed to download an application called Team Viewer and asked to log onto their

online banking account. The software download grants the fraudster remote access to the victim’s computer

and allows them to see the victim’s personal and financial details.

Another—received email that “being a thank you for purchasing electronics and computers. The email stated

that the recipient was eligible for a free 200 GBP gift card, to activate it they had to click on the link ‘get

started’ button & enter details to complete the registration. Do not be fooled—this is a scam!

Scammer may say you are due a refund or it may be that they say they are from the taxman and you are due

a tax rebate. There are countless variations, but all of them end up with the victim following instructions

permitting access to bank details allowing criminals to steal their money.

What can you do to protect yourself! Be scam aware and NEVER let anyone talk you into allowing remote

access or downloading any apps or software to your computer, tablet or phone. If you do get caught out and

think you may have been scammed, contact your bank or building society as soon as you realise. It might still

be in time to stop illegal withdrawals. All of them should have a 24 hour hotline for fraud. Look on their

website, it should be easy to find.

Don’t download any apps or software. Always ask yourself – is this a scam? If in doubt hang up and contact

the company direct by using a known phone number.” If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber-crime, or

think you may have been, speak to your bank or building society and report it to Action Fraud online or by

calling 0300 123 2040

Enter details of this link into your browser for advice on identifying phishing or spoofed e mails claiming to

be from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489190

Sponsor opportunity for OWL crime alerts covering North Wales.

For further information contact us 01352 708118 or

email watch@owlcymru.org

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CRIME WATCH NEWS

Ed.135 week ending 14.11.19

Scam/Suspicious Emails continued….

A resident has received an e mail claiming to be from TV Licensing, relating to a renewal. The e mail stated

that they had not been able to action a direct debit from the bank account and asked the recipient to set up a

new one, or the license will be cancelled. This is an attempt to steal your bank details. Enter details of this link

into your browser for advice on identifying scam e mails https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ288

A resident has had a suspicious e mail claiming to be from Amazon. The email referred to it as being a ‘Thank

you’ for purchasing electronics and computers. The e mail stated the recipient was eligible for a free 200 GBP

gift card and to activate it they had to click on the ‘get Started’ Button and enter details to complete the registration.

Enter details of this link into your browser for advice on identifying phishing or spoofed e mails

claiming to be from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489190

SOME OF WHERE OWL CYMRU TEAM WILL BE

(additional to our daily work routine)

Monday to Saturday OWL Community Beat Shop at Daniel Owen Centre in Mold. Open 11am—2pm Monday

to Saturday each week

Monday 18th November OWL Cymru Team in Pentre Halkyn

Wednesday 20th November OWL Cymru Team in Deeside

Thursday 21st November OWL Cymru Team in Leeswood

Friday 22nd November Community Safety pop up in Denbigh

Thursday 28th November Community Safety pop up in Wrexham

Friday 29th November Community Safety Pop up in Queensferry

Saturday 30th November Safer Shopper Event Broughton

Sunday 1st December Safer Shopper Event Broughton

Tuesday 3rd December Community Christmas event Saltney

Wednesday 4th December Community Safety Pop up Queensferry

Friday 6th December Community Safety Pop up Flint

The Welfare Reform Team will be at Colwyn Bay Cricket Club 10am-12pm on Thursday 21/11/2019 –

(North Wales Regional Advice Network) at Colwyn Bay cricket Club 10am till 12.30pm

See anything suspicious? Think you know someone who is committing crime?

REPORT IT

Crime Watch Shop is open

Contact us for details

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For further information contact us 01352 708118 or email

watch@owlcymru.org

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