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25 March, 2016

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Crimestoppers The Villager

Hampshire Crimestoppers is continuing the ght against rural and coastal crime by targeting would-be thieves across the county. Crimestoppers is ghting back with a campaign to stop theft of farm machinery and equipment. This may include oil, diesel, batteries, metal for its scrap value, tools, quad bikes, agricultural chemicals, tractors, and even livestock. ...

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27 January, 2016

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Crimestoppers The Villager

Christmas and New Year have now long gone, but sadly not everyone experienced peace and goodwill to all men, or women. Domestic incidents are the only identified incident type that each year shows a significantly higher level of reporting in the run-up to Christmas and New Year. On average over the past ten years, 20 per cent more domestic incidents have been reported in December than in a similar period earlier in the year. The financial pressures of Christmas, spending time with distant relatives – or even close relatives that are usually at work/school/college – or simply the desire to give your family the best Christmas ever, can all add to the tension at home. ...

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27 December, 2015

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Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a peaceful and crime free Christmas. Sales promotions go on throughout the year, not just on ‘Black Friday’, but remember that if something appears to be too good to be true, then it probably is! If you go to a car boot sale or are offered something in a pub that really does seem out of place or is ridiculously cheap, please consider that it may be stolen or not as genuine as it could be. ...

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28 November, 2015

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Shopping online can be fun and convenient but are you doing all you can to keep yourself and your family safe on the internet? Do you know how to keep your credit card secure whilst shopping online? Is your card registered for added security measures such as Verified by Visa, MasterCard Secure or American Express SafeKey? Here are some steps for safe online shopping; ...

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24 July, 2015

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Every year hundreds of householders – often the elderly and infirm – report that they have fallen victim to distraction burglars and bogus callers. ...

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25 June, 2015

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Police are warning Hampshire residents to be alert following more reports of rogue traders across the region. Rogue traders specifically target those who they consider to be vulnerable within our communities. They will often offer to carry out repairs, vastly overcharging for unnecessary, shoddy or even non-existent work. And, of course, there are no guarantees, assuming you can find these people again. ...

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24 May, 2015

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Once again there has been much in the news recently about youngsters running up large bills by downloading apps and accessories for their online games. Whilst it’s easy to think it won’t happen to me, do any of us really understand what our youngsters get up to online?! ...

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24 May, 2015

Neighbourhood Watch

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There are so many ‘scams’ in operation at the moment that one is not sure whether to answer the telephone or open the door. However, I repeat myself again, to warn everyone against giving out information to any unsolicited caller. There is NEVER a need to divulge your bank pin number to anyone – even if they purport to be ringing from your bank or the police. ...

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20 February, 2015

Courier Fraud

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I last spoke about courier fraud early last year, but Police are warning residents to remain vigilant following several incidents recently involving fraudsters attempting to obtain bank cards and account details using bogus telephone calls and couriers. ...