Safety Advice

Darker evenings can give burglars an opportunity to easily see which houses are unoccupied. Here are a few things you might like to consider to lessen the chance of your house being targeted:

Watch Out for British Gas Refund Emails

We’ve had an increase in reports about fake British Gas emails claiming to offer refunds. The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking British Gas phishing websites that are designed to steal the usernames and passwords for British Gas accounts.
Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
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Ship Propeller Stolen From Adderbury Garden

A ship propeller has been stolen from a garden on Mill Lane, Adderbury, between 4.00 pm 30 May and 7.00 pm 2 June. The propeller is very heavy and would need three persons to lift it. If you believe you have any information relating to this incident please call on 101 to report.

Trustee Savings Bank Phishing

There has been an increase in reports made in May by TSB customers relating to “port-out” fraud. Fraudsters are number porting a victim’s telephone number to a SIM card under their control and then using the number to access the victim’s bank accounts. The increase in the number of reports corresponds with the timing of […]

False Claims of Telephone Preference Service

Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ – an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised. The fraudsters often target elderly victims.

Burglary Alert

A dark coloured A Class Mercedes has again been seen acting suspiciously in the Banbury area, particularly Bloxham Road.

If you see this vehicle acting suspiciously in your area please call 999 immediately.

If you have any information or CCTV in relation to this vehicle acting suspiciously please call us on 101.

Please review your home security, be alert and keep in contact with us, and your neighbours.

Working together makes our Community more resilient to crime.

Thank you,

PCSO Claire Brennan

Warning – Telephone Scam

Thames Valley Police have received several calls from residents around the Chipping Norton area saying that they are receiving calls from a person claiming to be from HM Customs. The caller is stating that the resident owes them a lot of money.  Fortunately, to date, no personal details have been disclosed.

If you should receive a call from anyone claiming to be from HM Customs, or the like, and that you owe serious amounts of money please do not give any personal details out.