POLICE have dealt with a couple of fraud cases in the last few weeks, so here is a reminder about some of the scams...
Calls from ‘Microsoft’ claiming you are using fake software and you need to pay an amount of money to sort it out...SCAM!
Calls from ‘The Office of Fair Trading’ in relation to a miss-sold PPI and asking you to pay 5% of the compensation owed to you upfront by UKASH vouchers... SCAM!
Basically – anybody ringing you and claiming to be from banks, companies or government departments and asking you to pay upfront are... SCAMS!
You don't need to speak to them, so just put the phone down.
If you are suspicious or unhappy about any phone calls you get, give the police a ring on 101 for further advice.
CLAYTON WEST: August 15. Raider smashed door lock to get inside and steal tools.
FLOCKTON: August 15. Intruder forced door to get into stables and steal Stihl garden strimmer and mountain bike.
GRANGE MOOR: August 16. Wheeled bins stolen from driveway. Between June and August. Suspect approached rear of barn and stole blade for a Massey Ferguson combined harvester worth £400. August 18. Suspect seen kicking out at parked cars causing damage. Police called and man arrested.
KIRKBURTON: August 17. Wood stain thrown over front door and conservatory. August 17. House brick thrown through large upvc window. Raider then reached in and opened window. Small set of metal steps used to climb into the flat. Safe stolen and taken to wooded area nearby and smashed open and cash stolen. August 18. Raider forced door lock on secure garden shed to get inside and steal two pedal cycles. August 20. Vandal set gate on fire causing damage. August 9. Raider smashed front offside window of vehicle.
SHELLEY: August 9. Raider smashed front offside window of vehicle. August 10. Motorcycle thieves cut a hole in metal garage door near to the top lock, reached in and released lock. They then cut another hole near the bottom of the door, reached in and slid the lock open. They then got into the garage and red Beta Evo motorcycle which was secured to the floor was stolen. Suspect man later arrested.
SKELMANTHORPE: August 15. Sneak thief approached vehicle parked on drive half under car port, got inside without causing damage and stole digital camera and sat-nav.
THUNDERBRIDGE: August 21. Commercial bins set on fire at The Woodman Inn.