|Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which have been compromised.
The subject line contains the recipient’s name, and the main body of text is as below:
I am disturbing you for a very serious reason. Although we are not familiar, but I have significant amount of individual info concerning you. The thing is that, most likely mistakenly, the data of your account has been emailed to me.
For instance, your address is:
[real home address]
I am a law-abiding citizen, so I decided to personal data may have been hacked. I attached the file – [surname].dot that I received, that you could explore what info has become obtainable for scammers. File password is – 2811
The emails include an attachment – a ‘.dot’ file usually titled with the recipient’s name.
This attachment is thought to contain the Banking Trojan Ursniff/Gozi, hidden within an image in the document. The Ursniff Banking Trojan attempts to obtain sensitive data from victims, such as banking credentials and passwords. The data is subsequently used by criminals for monetary gain.
|Having up-to-date virus protection is essential; however it will not always prevent your device(s) from becoming infected.
Please consider the following actions:
If you have been affected by this or any other fraud, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.
One of the males has been seen wearing a black hoody and also wearing a black and white bandana around his face. All in all approximately 4-5 males were involved.
There has been a non dwelling burglary to a private home along Hyden Farm Lane,East Meon between 1st March - 4th March 2017.
Unknown person/s have entered an out building in the grounds and stolen four bicycles
Please if you have any information contact the police on 101 and quote reference 44170082333
Visit the Immobilise website to register any personal property with a serial number that you may have at https://www.immobilise.com/ and Hampshire Constabulary at http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet for comprehensive advice on crime prevention
Message sent by Almera Toogood (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)
Message sent by
Ellis Parish (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)
Good afternoon Bob Ayer,
We would like to make you aware of the latest telephone scam. Offenders are making contact over the telephone, claiming to be Police Officers investigating fraud allegations. They ask the victims to withdraw money from their bank account for them to collect.
Two residents from the Bordon area received phone calls of this nature last week. To read more about this, please follow the link below. http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/news-and-appeals/2017/february/250217-telephone-scam-alert-44170070755.
If you receive any calls similar to this, then hang up - it's a scam.
For further crime prevention advice regarding courier fraud, please visit our website, using the link below.
You can read more about scams from The Little Book of Big Scams by clicking here.
If you would like further advice or if you have experienced calls of a similar nature, please contact us on 101.
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Message sent by John Payne (Police, PCSO, East Hants)
Please can I make you aware of a theft of two sets of OAK gates stolen from an address in Liss. The theft occurred in the early hours of Friday 10th February. The gates are very unique and were custom made for the property.
If you saw anything suspicious or have any information, please call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 or CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555111 quoting reference number - 44170052782.
Message sent by
Darryl Hook (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)
It has been brought to our attention that vehicle obstruction in residential areas across the Butser Sector is a real concern to the local community.
Parking blocking a private driveway or on the pavement is the offence of 'unnecessary obstruction' and worst case scenario is that a vehicle could be towed away at the expense of the owner.
Please remember when parking you must leave room for vehicles to pass, local residents are concerned that emergency vehicles such as fire and ambulance would struggle to get past on a number of these roads across the sector during the busy periods and that pedestrians have to walk on the road due to blocked pavements.
I understand it can be difficult to find spaces because of the number of vehicles that are on the roads. Please just take a few seconds to look where you have parked, making sure you are not committing any offences. This is also for the safety of your children.
We face the challenging task of communicating with our NW Coordinators and continuing to recruit new ones.
I have sent an email to the address list that was on the site and whereas I would have liked more replies I am encouraged by those received.
Our 'website ' is based on a Content Management System (CMS) which I am not familiar with and which is quite different to the other websites that I maintain. I've bought the User Manual and I am learning as fast as possible. This particular page replaces one that was quite complicated - Now that I have changed it to this one, which is very easy to use, I hope to encourage more regular contact with you.