Crime and Policing

Residents have been warned to be on the lookout for a convicted fraudster, who obtains money under false representation, claiming to be collecting for a charity run. Victoria Dooley, born 1981, (see photo) was last year given a suspended prison sentence and issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order which expires in June 2017.  Before then she "must not call at any residential premises in Greater London to request money from any person unknown to the defendant" or she runs the risk of being.......
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Commander Mak Chishly of the Metropolitan Police has requested that the following message be promulgated through all community channels. Dear Friends, We are all aware of the shocking and tragic attacks in Paris last night, first and foremost I would like to express our heartfelt prayers and wishes to all those involved and to the nation of Fran.. We are still in the early stages of learning about what took place last night but I would like to reassure you that we acted very quickly during.......
The Metropolitan Police have published a leaflet with advice about how to protect the contents of your garden shed.  This is in response to a significant increase in thefts from sheds in recent months. IT'S NOT ONLY GREEN FINGERED PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN YOUR GARDEN What can you do? SHEDS AND OTHER SMALL BUILDINGS Many people take a great deal of trouble securing their house and the property within it. At the same time leaving valuable property in a shed which is either unlocked.......
The following scam warning has been issued by Fox Lane & District Residents' Association. Christmas is fast approaching, Royal Mail & The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam: A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 661 1911 (a Premium rate number). If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message.......
Fox Lane & District Residents' Association is warning local residents of a scam that was tried out on one of its members recently (without success in this case): This morning I received a British Airways American Express Credit card through the post in my name – I haven’t applied for one so have reported it to the American Express fraud team. They told me to cut the card up and that they would investigate further. As I was doing this a caller came to the door saying that he was.......
From Enfield Police: I have been asked to try and get the word out there to “vulnerable ” groups in and around Enfield re this old scam that is doing the rounds again:- Knock on the door from a legitimate sounding company such as Dynorod: “Hi, we have been clearing drains in the area and found that your drains are causing the problem. It’s going to cost a lot of money to clear/repair but if you don’t get them clear/repaired they will cause damage to other properties and you will be.......
The following warnings about currently common types of scam are included in this month's Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhood News. The most common scam is the one shown above in the picture. Protecting your card details is vital. Card scams involve the use of stolenor counterfeit cards to make direct purchases or cash withdrawals or the use of stolen card details to buy items over the phone or via the internet. What you should know Phone: Your bank and the police will never ring you and.......
Residents in Grange Ward are being sent a questionnaire by the Enfield & North Policing Team which is designed to measure public support for a proposal to install closed circuit TV cameras in police vans.  As the subject of this questionnaire is clearly relevant throughout the Metropolitan Police area, we are reproducing it here and suggest that responses should be sent to the Safer Neighbourhoods Team for whichever ward you live in (see the list of teams on this page). Dear all,.......
We've been asked to promulgate the following warning from the Nationa Fraud Intelligence Bureau: Summary Action Fraud has received a large number of reportsfrom victims who have been defrauded when attempting to purchase items on online shopping and auction websites. Reporting shows that internet fraudsters  are increasingly exploiting victims’ readiness to sign for deliveries before checking the contents, which causes them difficulties when they later attempt to dispute the transaction........