The following is a local policing update for the Rural Flegg Villages neighbourhood
Weekly crime summary 27 May – 2 June 2015
Police in Norfolk and Suffolk set to get tougher on online fraudsters
Police in Norfolk and Suffolk are getting tougher on cyber criminals who use the internet to commit fraud and other crimes.
A new joint Norfolk and Suffolk Cyber Crime Unit was launched on Monday 1 June 2015. The unit is based in Halesworth and aims to combat the rising number of cyber and cyber enabled crime.
The unit will be responsible for investigating all offences where networked computers or technology have been used to commit crimes, from child pornography, human trafficking, drugs and contraband and the increasing problem of online fraud.
Nationally on-line fraud is on the increase. In 2014 there were 3,815 fraud and Cyber reports in Norfolk and 3,102 in Suffolk; however, it’s believed 80 per cent of all cyber-crimes and fraud is preventable.
Now, to coincide with the launch of the new Cyber-Crime Unit, Norfolk and Suffolk Police have released a series of short films to warn the public about the dangers of on-line fraud and how to prevent it.
The films #TooGoodToBeTrue show three scenarios involving investment fraud, lottery fraud and online shopping fraud with the underlying message that if an offer looks too good to be true, it probably is.
You can view the #TooGoodToBeTrue films onwww.norfolk.police.uk/toogoodtobetrue
To report on-line fraud or for more information contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
For further safety and crime prevention advice for your neighbourhood please visit www.norfolk.police.uk
You can contact us on 101 or if you think a crime is actually in progress then please always dial 999.