Thursday, 27 May 2010

Open Doors and Windows Invite Burglars

There was a burglary in Oakleigh Park North on Monday 24th via an open window. Paul Hammond of Barnet Boroughwatch reports the following:

Five burglaries last night (25th May) with one thing in common. Open doors and windows!! I know we do keep on about this but as soon as that temperature rises the burglars will be out looking for insecure and inviting properties.

Remember that your insurance company may view this as leaving your home insecure. The areas in question were HA8, N10, NW4 and N2. For crime prevention advice contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods team.

Barnet Communities Safety Engagement Group Meeting

‘How safe are you in your home?’

The Communities Safety Engagement Group (CSEG) will be holding an event on the 10th June at Hendon Fire Station where members of the public will be given the opportunity to hear presentations from the police and fire service on how to stay safe in your home and community.

The CSEG is funded by the Metropolitan Police Authority and has the direct involvement of the Barnet Police, the local authority and other agencies. Participating in the group and its activities gives you the opportunity to meet the Borough Commander, senior police officers, local councillors, the probation service and the court service to raise issues, discuss concerns, find out about what’s being done and come up with solutions.

Date: Thursday 10th June 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: Hendon Fire Station, The Burroughs, London, NW4
RSVP to: Anahied Hatamian -

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Police Impersonation and Microsoft Scams

Police Impersonation Scam

Please make elderly neighbours aware of males claiming to be police officers investigating fraud. They will call the victim over the phone often on numerous occasions asking questions about the victims finances and account details. They then attend the address at a later date to collect the victims bank cards before taking cash from the accounts. In the most recent offence the victim was taken to the bank to withdraw a large amount of cash
It's part of a wider series across the Met although Barnet residents have been targeted a couple of times over the last few weeks
If this happens to you or an elderly neighbour, immediately call the police.
Microsoft Bogus Employee Scam
We have also been made aware of a scam by people pretending to be from Microsoft informing you that your computer has become infected.
They then try and get the victim to download remote access software in order to gain control of his or her computer. This has just happened to one of our members in Edgware.
Paul Hammond, Barnet Boroughwatch

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