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Help us understand the impact of cybercrime and be in with a chance to win £50 worth of M&S vouchers

Neighbourhood Watch has today launched a landmark new survey to understand the impact of cybercrime on communities across England and Wales.
 
Traditionally Neighbourhood Watch has been focused on keeping people safe in the places they live but with the advent of new technology, it’s clear people can be at their most vulnerable when they occupy online spaces.
 
Action Fraud, the national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre run by the City of London Police, revealed that last year cybercrime victims lost £28m to online criminals. It reports more than 12,000 cases of cybercrime every six months.
 
With the threat from online criminals only ever increasing, it is essential we understand the impact this type of crime has on members as well as their understanding and perception of cybercrime.
 
The survey, designed in conjunction with cybersecurity company Avast, takes just 10 minutes to complete and one lucky responder will be in with a chance to win £50 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers.
 
The survey can be completed via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/nw_cybercrime

It would be great if you could share the survey with other Neighbourhood Watch members particularly those who have been victims of cybercrime.

This news story on our website can be shared with friends, family and neighbours or on your social media profiles: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/landmark-cybercrime-survey-launched/

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Cold Calling

Yesterday I spent most of my shift dealing with the victim of a suspected distraction burglary. A flyer had been posted through the victims door where a tradesman purported he was doing work at one of the neighbours addresses and wanted to know if there was any work that needed doing and that a discount was available for OAP's. During the work one of the tradesmen entered the rear of the address and was found looking around inside. Back at the station I discovered that the same people have been using the same method to get work across the Thames Valley area followed by a number of complaints about them being rogue traders. Please take care when strangers are working on your property and lock your doors.

Cold calling doorstep traders who target the elderly and vulnerable do cause concern. They offer services like roofing, block paving, guttering, painting and gardening. There are, of course, plenty of reputable traders offering a range of services but they can still be a nuisance if they cold call against your wishes.

So who do you contact if you need work carried out. The advice is; recommendations from people you trust or try Buywithconfidence.gov.uk for T/S approved contractors and Check a Trade.com

I have been in touch with Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards and they have ‘Stop Cold Calling’ sticker packs. The packs include door and window stickers which can be stuck up outside peoples addresses and will act as a deterrent to unwanted callers. There is also an indoor sticker to remind people of where they can report these traders to. 

I have also been working with Chiltern & South Bucks District Councils Community Safety Team in finding a way to beat these people. One scheme that could help the most vulnerable is the "No doorstep selling zones" This is where the street can decide if they want to sign up and a sign will be put off to warn would be traders and Nottingham Knockers away. 

Lets keep the most vulnerable safe - Remember the Op Gauntlet phrase "Pause and Think".

Darren Walsh (Police, Sgt, Amersham)


Please support Restore Hope, a local charity supporting children, families and young people who are vulnerable and facing challenging circumstances in our community. We are through to the public vote for a Community Grant with Affinity Water which will support 6 River Discovery Days for local primary schools to come and explore the River Chess. To support us, please vote at the link below before 30 August 2019 - it's really simple and just one click - and spread the word! Thank you so much!
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We meet on Friday nights at 7:30pm at the Village Hall in White Lion Road, Amersham Common. Directions.
We have a different medium each week who will connect you to your departed loved ones and demonstrate that your spirit never dies. See the What's On page on our web site for details of upcoming mediums.
At the start of the service, we have a brief spiritual healing and meditation session to help you wind-down from your busy week, ready for the weekend.
There is no specific charge for the service or for healing, but we are happy to receive your free-will donations during the service.
We are a friendly group who have been meeting in Amersham for 30 years and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome when you come to see us.
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