Crime and Policing

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........
At the initial meeting of the Park Avenue and New River Crescent Neighbourhood Watch earlier this year one of the main topics discussed was alleged criminal and other anti-social behaviour in the mews/service roads/back alleys behind Green Lanes - specifically those on either side of Park Avenue.  People living nearby expressed frustration with their attempts to get action from the Council or Police. Recently similar concerns were raised on the Bowes & Bounds Connected website by.......
Cluster Inspector News Inspector Nicki Reynolds Welcome to this months newsletter. I hope you are all enjoying the good weather. Please remember that opportunities are seized by criminals when you don't review your security: If a door has a lock then please make sure you lock it when going out and at night the same goes for windows. We are experiencing higher levels of motor vehicle crime and much of this is because items are left on show or the car is not locked, if remote controlled.......
Over the past month thieves have stolen original Edwardian tiles from the front garden paths of four houses in Osborne Road in Palmers Green.  All the thefts occurred overnight. Tina Babbs, Coordinator of the Osborne Road Residents Association, is asking anyone seeing or hearing anything which might help find the thieves or prevent further thefts to inform the police by phoning 101 and quoting reference CAD 5215 5/7........

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The new neighbourhood watch for Park Avenue and New River Crescent got off to a lively start on 3rd June, when around 30 residents attended a meeting at the Fox, set up at the initiative of Pamela Ramtohul, a relative newcomer to Palmers Green, who in preparation for the meeting called at every house in Park Avenue and most addresses in New River Crescent. She told the meeting that she had become aware that there was a proper community spirit in the streets, though less so towards the Green.......

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