Welcome to our March 2018 News Letter
Please may we remind you of our Police beat surgeries that are running on a month by month basis throughout the year.
We bring various free leaflets, door stickers and booklets for you to take away. We tailor our beat surgeries to various different crime types depending on what is happening in your neighbourhood.
Please drop down and come to meet us at the various places and dates listed below.
All Saints Church Botley
Thursday 8th February 2018 – 10:00-11:00 - PCSO 13151 Steve HILL
Thursday 29th March 2018 – 10:00 – 11:00 – PC 22168 LE BRUN
Thursday 5th April 2018 – 10:00 – 11:00 – PCSO 13151 Steve HILL
Salvation Army Church Dowds Farm Hedge End
Tuesday 27th February 2018 – 10:00 – 11:00 – PC 22168 LE BRUN
Tuesday 27th March 2018 – 10:00 – 11:00 – PC 22168 LE BRUN
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 – 10:00 – 11:00 – PCSO 13151 Steve HILL
Please remember the Friday Night Football youth project is still running at the Botley Centre on Friday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30 hrs.
Hedge End Library Hedge End Village
Thursday 1st February 2018 – 14:00 – 15:00 hrs – PCSO 16174 RUTTER
Thursday 1st March 2018 – 14:00 – 15:00 hrs – PCSO 16174 RUTTER
Thursday 5th April 2018 – 14:00 – 15:00 hrs – PCSO 16174 RUTTER
Crime Trends at the moment for Hedge End and Botley
One of the biggest crime trends we have seen in the last couple of months is scams. Please try to keep yourself and others safe by keeping in mind the following advice:
Protect Yourself From Scams.
Don't let the scammers con you. Follow these tips to avoid getting tricked out of your money.
Be sceptical. Beware of extravagant promises. Remember: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don't be afraid to bin it, delete it or hang up.
Take your time. Scammers don't like to give you time to think. They will try to pressure you into making a decision by telling you that if you don't act now, you'll miss out. Resist any pressure to make a decision right away. Consider asking a friend or family member for advice, or even an accountant or solicitor if big sums of money are involved.
Know who you're dealing with. Be suspicious if you're contacted out of the blue by someone you've never heard of. This is often a clear warning sign that it's a scam. And don't be fooled by official looking websites and marketing materials. Scammers are very good at making their scams look authentic.
Protect your financial information. Never give your bank account details and passwords to someone you don't know. Trustworthy firms will never contact you.
Report or get advice on scams. To report fraud or get advice, consumers across the UK can visit www.actionfraud.org.uk or call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 (textphone 0300 123 2050)
For further information please visit the Hampshire Constabulary on the website below:
We welcome any feedback on our newsletter. If you have any feedback please feel free to message PCSO Steve Hill or PCSO Rutter on Hampshire Alerts.
Thank you for reading.
Hedge End North NPT Community Police Team