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Police warn members of the public about banking telephone scam #Tell2

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Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant to a telephone scam urging victims to transfer money out of their bank accounts.

It follows an incident where a woman in her 60s from Southwold was targeted and had in excess of £200,000 worth of savings taken fraudulently.

Victims are contacted by someone purporting to be from the fraud department associated to their bank and makes claims that their account/s are being targeted by rouge bank employees.

They also claim that such ‘rogue employees’ are currently being internally investigated, but to safeguard the victims money they need to transfer their savings out of their account into an apparent ‘safe’ account/s’.

The fraudulent callers will apply a time pressure and the need to supposedly keep secret the transfers out of the account.

The victim is either asked to make instant transfers online or to go to their local branch to carry out the necessary transfers.

During the phone call the victim is guided on the mobile phone what they should and should not say to others especially bank staff.

DC Joanne Smith from Safeguarding and Investigations said: “The fraudulent caller will sound very convincing, and claims to know the banks procedures and even information about the victims account to gain their trust.

“The fraudulent caller may also build the trust over a couple of days before asking to make the transfers as well as  providing genuine telephone numbers and passwords that will correspond to the legitimate bank / building society.

“Some fraudsters have the ability to mask their telephone number so what appears on the caller display conveys the impression it is a genuine phone number.”

Residents should remember the following:
Your bank or the police will never ask you to withdraw money or purchase items
Your bank or the police will never ask for your PIN, bank card or bank account details over the phone – never give these details out
If the victim has any concerns about what the caller is asking then they should end the call and report to their branch and or fraud department.

Never download any software suggested by caller.

Do not rush into complying to the scammers demands / requests. If you receive such a call leave the landline for at least five minutes to make an outside call.

Fraudsters will keep the line open and have been known to play ring tones, hold music and a recorded message down the phone so the victim believes they are making a call to a legitimate number.

Use a friend or neighbour’s telephone instead.

Friends, family, carers and neighbours are asked to spread the word to ensure everyone is aware of this scam and what they should do

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Kingsbury Shooting three taken to hospital

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Three people have been injured following a shooting outside of a busy London Tube Station.

Daily violent headlines about london’s out of control bloodbath are hitting the headlines.

Emergency services rushed to the incident on Kingsbury High Road, Brent at around 9:45pm.

The incident is not terror related and is being treat as a gang related incident.

Twitter was flooded with reports and images of a shooting at the location.

No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police and London Ambulance Service were alerted at around 2145hrs on Monday, 20 August, to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road, NW9.

“Officers from Brent attended the location along with London Ambulance Service.

London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.43 to reports of an incident on Kingsbury Road.

“We dispatched a number of resources including the London Air Ambulance by road.

“Three patients were found at the scene and they were taken to hospital.”

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Rude note left on Ambulance while paramedics deal with an emergency

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Paramedics have returned to their Ambulance to find a rude note on the windscreen claiming they waited 45 minutes for their drive to be unblocked.

If you need to leave your house urgently please come and knock on the door of the house where the emergency is happening, and if we can we will move the Ambulance.

Have you been angered by an emergency service vehicle blocking your drive?

The Paramedics returned to their ambulance in Leicester and were urged to “have some consideration when parking?

Surely that is the last thing going through a Paramedics mind dealing with a 999 call out, oh let’s wait a moment while we park this Ambulance more considerately while someone is laid moments from death on the floor when minutes matter in a life or death situation.

Paramedics dealing with an emergency in Leicester were left a note urging them to “have some consideration” about their parking.

The note “Please have some consideration where you park the ambulance!” the note said. “This is not the first time.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust criticised the “rude” note and said the crew parked as “considerately as possible” in the early hours of the morning.

Lee Brentnall, paramedic and ambulance operations manager for Leicestershire, said: “It is so disappointing to see that a rude note has yet again been left on one of our ambulances.

“This upsets our dedicated ambulance crews when they are trying to help our patients and do their job.

“Leaving a note will not resolve the situation as we are unlikely to see it until we are leaving in the ambulance to take the patient to a hospital or to go to our next job.”

Mr Brentnall added: “Our crews are approachable. If you genuinely need to leave your house urgently and we are blocking your access, please come and knock on the door where the emergency is taking place.

“Sometimes we will be able to move the vehicle, for example, if we are treating a patient but they do not need both of us there at the time.

What did our Twitter followers say? 

Karen Canner tweeted Police Hour saying “We moved our car and invited an ambulance to park on our drive to easier reach our neighbour who was in need and had a skip on her driveway. would anyone be angry at a person having a medical emergency being helped? i just don’t get it.”

Silent Running said I cannot understand the mentality of people complaining, i’m sure they’d be all for it if they were the ones being saved, the selfish, non-empathetic bastards

You can block my entrance or back passage anytime

Rachel said “Erm yeah no I havnt and wouldn’t even if my car was stuck I’d wait they’d not do it unless they had no choice”

Well to be fair what kind of person would actually be angered by an ambulance blocking them in, Have we really lost the basic ability to communicate.

 

 

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Man hunt as women attacked by stranger in London believed to be suffering mental health crisis

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Update: Arrested on suspension of attempted murder.

Police urgently want to speak to Joe Xuereb who is wanted after a stranger attacked two women, they are both fighting for their life.

Joe Xuereb must not be approached he is highly dangerous, after an unprovoked random attack on two women in the street.

The two women are fighting for their lives after being attacked in the street by a stranger, and Joe Xuereb is currently a suspect and wanted by police in relation to the incident.

Xuereb is believed to have been suffering from serious mental health issues and members of the public should not approach him he is aged 27 and from Greenwich, southeast London.

The women were targeted in a “horrific” attack in Adderley Gardens in Greenwich on Sunday.

Officers were called at 12.10pm to find the victims, aged 30 and 64, suffering from injuries “consistent with a violent assault”.

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