Fraudsters are attempting to entice victims who are looking for cheap flights abroad. Victims have reported booking tickets via websites or a “popular” ticket broker, only to discover that after payment via bank transfer or electronic wire transfer, the tickets/booking references received are (more…)

There have been reports of an increase in the number of calls to the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a “phantom” debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of enforcement agent. The fraudster may claim to be (more…)

It’s a scam – please talk to vulnerable relatives and friends about this. Police would like to warn the public in the South West about a phone scam that is conning vulnerable and elderly people out of thousands of pounds. The scammers prey on victims by cold calling them and (more…)

Individuals and businesses are being warned to watch out for cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee. (more…)

In the run up to this festive season, Devon & Cornwall Police are reminding people to secure their cars, remove presents and valuables to avoid being targeted by opportunist thieves – don’t leave presents and valuables on display! (more…)

A number of people in the East Devon area have recently had their wallets or purses stolen from doctor’s surgeries. They later receive a call (more…)

Neighbourhood Watch – the largest grassroots crime prevention movement in England and Wales – is celebrating National Neighbourhood Watch Week (June 17-25) with a (more…)

A new recycling and waste service is to be introduced from Monday 12th June. The East Devon District Council Waste & Recycling Team, has announced that this new service will mean that residents can now collect more recycling than ever before as these materials will be collected (more…)

Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which have been compromised.

The subject line contains the recipient’s name, and (more…)