Message from Assistant Chief Constable James Andronov following rise in UK threat level to critical
"The Prime Minister has announced that the UK threat level from international terrorism is now critical following the terror attack in Parsons Green Tube Station. The 'critical' threat level suggests a further attack on the UK is imminent.
"There is no specific intelligence to indicate that there is any... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:21 by Site Editor
A message from Action Fraud.
Fraudsters have been advertising vehicles and machinery for sale on various selling platforms online. The victims, after communicating via email with the fraudster, will receive a bogus email which purports to be from an established escrow provider (a third party who will keep the payment until the buying and selling parties are both happy with the deal).
These emails are... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:11 by Site Editor
Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.
One victim fell for the scam after calling a 'help' number advertised on a pop up window. The window which wouldn't close said the victim had been affected by WannaCry Ransomware.
The victim granted the fraudsters remote access to their... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 11:38 by Site Editor
Mobile Phone & Driving
Using a handheld mobile phone while driving is illegal. It has been since 2003. From 1 March, the penalties for holding and using your phone while driving increased.
It's now 6 points and £200.
It is not illegal to use hands free, but any time a driver's attention is not on the road can be dangerous.
Drivers using a hands-free or handheld mobile phone are
slower... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:11 by Site Editor
Northants Police have a dedicated web site for the public to report or make enquiries. These include such things as reporting fraud, internet crime, drugs; firearms licensing enquiries and forms; report an abandoned vehicle; driver educational courses; Track my Crime ... and more.
The link is https://www.northants.police.uk/contact/online and is in the Useful Links.
Posted: Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:07 by Site Editor