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Residents are being warned about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail.  The cards which lack the Royal Mail logo look almost identical to the ‘something for you’ slips that are posted through homes when a delivery can’t be made.  To organise a redelivery the cards urge recipients to call a 0208 number, which is not registered to Royal Mail. After ringing the number the automated.......

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Enfield Council is urging residents not to sign up for home improvements on the doorstep to ensure they are not scammed and conned out of thousands of pounds for unnecessary building work.

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There have been a number of Mobile Phone snatch thefts and attempted thefts in the Palmers Green area and across Enfield Borough into Haringey. Thieves are riding mopeds onto the pavement and are snatching phones from victims' hands while they are using their handsets.  Don't make yourself an easy target.  Please be aware of your surroundings when using your phone and take note of the advice below. Don't give thieves an easy opportunity: think before you use your phone in public.......

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Bogus TPS (Telephone Preference Service) callers targeting the elderly. The police are urging residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of bogus telephone calls where the caller claims to be from the “Telephone Preference Service / Agency” (TPS). The callers claim they can now help block calls from outside the UK as part of a new campaign they are running for elderly residents. The caller claims they would like “to confirm details of your TPS registration”.......

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In an emergency, always dial 999. For non-emergencies you can: call 101 and report by phone attend a police station and report at the station office report online at the new website www.met.police.uk. How to report a crime online Go to www.met.police.uk and click on Report Click on one of the options that appears <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......

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A new national police website, police.uk, recently went live.  Local information can be found at the links listed below: Metropolitan Police Palmers Green Bowes Southgate Green Southgate Winchmore Hill <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......

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The Trygve community safety smartphone and computer app is continuing to become more embedded in north London, for the time being mostly in crime-fighting mode - for instance, see this example of how using Trygve local people and police were able to crack down on drug and weapons crime in Finsbury Park.  But Trygve also has other uses - it can be used to help people get home safely at night and plan and publicise local events. Trygve is being used by the Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhoods.......

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