Neighbourhood Watch Update – Scam Alert January 2015

Phone call

It would appear that the scammers are out and about early as West Mercia Police have received two reports of scams in the Force area.

The first one involved calling a person stating they were from the Ministry of Justice claiming that there is a substantial cheque waiting for you but first you have to obtain some money which will be collected by a courier after you have confirmed that you have the cash, about £280.

The caller is a very convincing person with an English name and an Asian accent.

If in doubt please contact the Police Control Room on 101 as this potential victim wisely did.

E mail

The second scam involves Natwest mentioning that it has upgraded its Security machinery.  It invites the person to log in to find out more.  Please do not do this.

Age UK has produced an excellent booklet on how to avoid the scams.  A good bit of bedtime reading. www.age uk

www.action fraud also would like to know if you have been a victim of a scam

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Neighbourhood Watch Update



Thefts of Metal Gates in Wem AreaOvernight between about 5pm Mon/ 9am Tues 19-20 Jan, a 10ft gate from a sheep field on the Wem road, Clive was stolen; three metal gates were taken from fields near the A49 at Preston Brockhurst, and a 14ft gate was removed from a field at Barkers Green, Lee Brockhurst. A neighbour’s gate was also reported stolen. (OIS incident refs; 0073s, 0120s and 0147s 200115)Burglaries and Attempted BurglaryAround 2pm on Sat 17 Jan, an intruder got into a property at Lyneal through an unlocked door but found the house was occupied and left. (OIS ref: 0252s 190115)

Between 3-4pm Fri 16 Jan, a house in Birch road, Ellesmere, was broken into. (OIS ref: 0456s 160115).

Around 4pm on Fri 16 Jan, three males in hooded jackets were suspected of trying to break into a house in Brookside, Myddle. (OIS ref: 0417s 160115).

Burglaries of Premises Other Than Dwellings

Between Sat/Sun 17-18 Jan outbuildings at a farm in Stoke on Tern were broken into. Tools and some chickens were among item stolen. (OIS ref: 0317s 180115)

Between Mon / Fri. 12-16 Jan, locks on allotment sheds in Rowan Road, Market Drayton, were cut. No thefts reported to date. (OIS ref 0257s 160115)



Between 5pm/11am Fri-Sat 16-17 Jan, a house at Trefa Clawdd, off the Oswestry – Trefonen road near Morda, was broken into (OIS incident ref: 0225s 170115)

Between 4.45/5pm Fri 16 Jan, a house at Garden Croft, station Road, Weston Rhyn, was broken into and cash stolen. (OIS ref: 0474s 160115)

Theft From a Motor Vehicle

Overnight between Thurs/Fri 15-16 Jan, a van parked at Travel Lodge, Shrewsbury Road, Oswestry, was broken into. Marked power and hand tools were stolen. (OIS ref: 0063s 160115)

Other Thefts

A large Deutz generator (green and weighing about 1 – 1.5 tonnes) was taken from a farmyard at Argoed, Kinnerley, between 3pm Wed / 8am Thurs 14-15 Jan. (OIS ref 0178s 150115)

for more information on Adderley Neighbourhood Watch read the post here.

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Important Information – Village Lunch Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the village lunch on the 25th January 2015 has had to be cancelled.

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