North Yorkshire Police, are today launching their Freeze on Fraud campaign to raise awareness of online fraud and help reduce the risk of people falling victim to this ever increasing type of crime. Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing a series of short videos about fraud, featuring top tips from DI Hodgeon, Head of Fraud at NYP, and also some real life victim stories. For further details, please visit our ‘Alerts’ page.
Frosty mornings means scraping car windows and warming the engine before driving off. However, take care and do to leave your vehicle unattended or it could be someone else driving off in it, instead of you!
For details on how to prepare your car for winter driving, follow this link. For further advice on how to get weather updates, notification of incidents and other warnings, please go to our ‘Topical News’ page.
As winter approaches, it’s time to think about seasonal safety checks. EDF Energy has provided some advice about gas safety checks and Citizens Advice has produced a leaflet concerning your rights with regard to the energy market. For further details, follow this link.
Car theft has risen by 30% in recent years. Rather surprising considering all the new technology incorporated into car security. So, is the technology failing or are thieves becoming smarter and able to bypass the security features? To find out more follow this link.
Do you need advice about fire alarms? Have you ever had a fire safety check in your home? The Fire Service provide free check and advice. For further details about fire safety and how to book a safety check, go to our ‘Topical News’ page.
‘Free’ anything, short surveys, sharing a link and clicking on the ‘Like’ button – can all be a recipe for an expensive error. To find out how ….. go to our ‘Alerts’ page.
The latest global cyber attack has hit the headlines over the past few days, with predictions that reports of hacks might increase this week. However, it’s considered unlikely that individuals will be affected. However, if a computer is affected, advice should be sought about how to deal with it, but will probably involve re-installing the operating system (to remove the risk of malware), before accessing any files. For further information, please visit our ‘alerts’ page.
In the light of recent events in Westminster, the public is being encouraged to be vigilant and, if possible, assist the police in their efforts to keep us all safe. They would like to draw your attention to new measures which might assist them. For further information, follow this link.