Fight Festive Fraud

Alert message sent 16/11/2020 08:12:00

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Good Morning Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators
Hope you have had a great weekend,
Just to let you know what has been happening over the last few weeks for your information to disseminate to neighbours and family/friends.

1) Fraud and Scams, residents have fallen foul to a number of online scams recently the most common one being clicking on fake links in relation to Paypal. Action fraud have got great tips to keep safe this Christmas so please can you share this to help us all #fighters https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/campaign/fight-festive-fraud-this-Christmas

2) Covid 19 Breaches- We are receiving a number of reports of Covid 19 breaches at present during this second lock down. We need your help, if you do know of any breaches please let us know https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/c19/tell-us-about-possible-breach-coronavirus-measures/

3) A number of people are struggling coming up to Christmas and also with the lock down restrictions now more than ever we really need to look out for each other https://www.mind.org.uk/ has lots of helpful advice and ideas to help people during this hard time.

4) Drug dealing and suspicious activity, we are getting a number of intelligence reports about drug dealing in the area. Due to lock down and restrictions suspicious activity is standing out more. In the last few months Officers from Macclesfield West and Ivy have conducted a number of warrants in the area, some of which have been successful. We need your help to continue to combat this behaviour, if you have any information about drug activity please let us know as this information will support us with warrants, stop searches and arrests.

5) Domestic abuse, please let us know if you have concerns about anyone https://www.openthedoorcheshire.org.uk/ has lots of helpful information and advice.

Any other issues please let us know.

Many thanks,

PCSO Melissa Mellor
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Melissa Mellor (Police, Community Support Officer, Macclesfield LPU)

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