Message from Leics Police re Burglaries
The following message has been issued by Insp John Gray, Melton LPU Commander:
Melton Mowbray policing unit has seen a reduction in house burglaries over the last 12 months and house burglaries are still a priority for the Force. However in the last 2 weeks Melton has seen a rise in rural burglaries with 5 committed in a 24hr period around 4 villages Scalford,
Further to our recent alerts about Tax Refund scams new information indicates that these emails are becoming more sophisticated in their attempts to deceive recipients. A recent example quoted the local tax office phone number, the name of the officer dealing with it and a refund reference number. These are all attempts to make recipients believe that the email is genuine and the refund figures quoted, typically around £600-800, are intended to tempt the unwary into responding. If you receive one of these emails please don't be duped into responding. Remember that HMRC does NOT deal with tax refunds via email.
We've warned about FedEx scams before. In the latest version an email is received with a tracking number and a link to "GET & PRINT RECEIPT" Such a communication is unlikely to originate from FedEx. Clicking on the link is likely to expose your computer to a malware or virus download. The safest course of action is to delete the email. Do not click on the link. If you are unsure whether the email is genuine or not, make a note of the reference numbers and phone or email FedEx through their publicly advertised contacts - not those quoted in the email!