NCRA NewsMail

16 March 2019

Neighbourhood Watch News

From PC Pete Rose, Police SNT Team
Wednesday 6th March 2019, Theft from Motorvehicle, car park, Thanet Road. 8am - 4pm. Suspects have broken into vehicle and stolen power tools from the rear
Thursday 7th March 2019, Burglary, North Cray Road. 1pm - 830pm. Suspects smashed glass in rear door then conducted semitidy search of entire property
Thursday 7th 8th March 2019, Theft from Motorvehicle, Holiday Inn carpark. 730pm 730am. Suspects have damaged the locks and taken a power tool from the rear.
After a call from a resident stating that they had seen a suspicious male, the male was stopped by response team officers and searched. Two screwdrivers and a piece of metal were found and the male was therefore arrested for going equipped to steal.
More than 250 SmartWater kits have been delivered in the Coldblow area of the ward. Initial rollout, address retries and call backs continue on Friday.
Police SNT Team 
Dedicated Ward Officers: PC Peter Rose PC Sophie Scott PCSO Lovyna Dee PCSO Angel Parnell 
Tel: 020 8721 2816 
Twitter: @MPSStMarysRY 

Scam Warning from Neighbourhood Alert Fake TV Licensing Emails

An ongoing TV Licensing phishing campaign, first identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) in September 2018, continues to be reported to Action Fraud in high numbers. Fraudsters are sending the public fake TV Licensing emails that are designed to steal their personal and financial information. Since April 2018, Action Fraud has received over 900 crime reports with victim losses totalling more than £830,000. 

How you can protect yourself: 

Don't click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details. 
Don't assume a phone call or email is authentic, even if someone knows your basic details (such as your name or address). Remember, criminals can spoof phone numbers and email addresses to appear as companies you know and trust, such as TV Licensing.
Your bank will never call and ask you for your PIN, full banking password, or ask you to transfer money out of your account.

What to do if you've fallen victim: Let your bank know as soon as possible and monitor your bank statements regularly for any unusual activity.
If you suspect your identity may have been stolen you can check your credit file quickly and easily online. Use a reputable service provider and follow up on any unexpected or suspicious results.
If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to Action Fraud at, or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Message Sent By 
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)