Crime Prevention Advice
Added at 11:38 on 15 December 2021
In the last few weeks, the NH29 beat has seen an increase in the number of crimes committed where the victims have been aged 65 and above, these include burglaries and "scam" incidents.
It’s easy to get caught out by a fraudster, even in the comfort of your own home. A fraudster may phone you claiming to be a police officer or someone from your bank. The police or your bank will NEVER ask for your PIN or password details, nor will they ask you to transfer funds or withdraw cash for someone to collect.
If someone calls you and it feels wrong, it probably is. Just hang up. The longer you stay on the phone, the more chance there is that the person will persuade you that they are genuine.
Things like thorny/prickly bushes on boundaries, CCTV, gravel driveways, house alarms and good external lighting are good preventative measures to take in order to deter burglars, as well as door chains, having lights and TV’s on a timer to look as though someone is home, and making sure your property is marked.
Leicestershire Police offer a large amount of crime prevention advice, whether that be in the form of literature surrounding online scams, beat surgeries where we can provide advice as well as physical aids such as window vibration alarms/ timers for lamps/ property marking “DNA”/ personal alarms etc as well as posts such as these on social media and Neighbourhood Link.
Please know, that we are out and about. You may not always see us but we are here. Whether it be high visibility patrols, either on foot or in a vehicle, or more covert patrols in unmarked cars, we are about.
If you have any worries, or would like more in depth crime prevention advice/products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Please remember to report any thing suspicious to us on 101, or if you feel a loved one may be the subject of a scam, contact Action Fraud which is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime and work very closely with the police.
Market Bosworth Police