Cheshire Police and partner agencies will be holding our Annual fishing competition. It will take place on Thursday 27th August at Coole Acres Fishery Audlem. Registration is at 10am, the fishing will finish around 3pm with presentation to take place after.
The event is open to any young person between the ages of 10 and 16.
Refreshments will be provided during the day.
JK Angling will be there on the day to assist those taking part.
Cheshire Police have been made aware of incidents involving markings on brick work in white chalk. No offences have occurred in relation to the markings. If you have any concerns over markings on your homes please call us on 101. For more information on security to your property please see: http://ow.ly/PdZh4
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) wishes to remind investors that fraudsters are still active and are using various methods to dupe victims into investing in fine wine.
Whilst it might be easy to identify a fraudulent investment in non-existent fine wine, there is another tactic which is much harder to detect that relies on limited knowledge of the investor in this specific area.
In many cases, the fraud relates to the value of the wine as opposed to the existence of the wine. Therefore, fraudsters will be able to prove to the victims that they have the wine in stock, however the wine in stock will be significantly cheaper than the inflated price the fraudsters ask the victims to pay.
Whilst it may look like a ‘real deal’, the dramatically inflated prices make the promise of any returns unrealistic.
Assessments of reports show that fraudsters charge victims an average of 47% more than the comparative market values at the time of sale.
The brokers who typically cold call victims boast that an increasing market in China will guarantee tax free profits. When questioned about risk, fraudsters will convincingly say that it is “extremely low”.
How to protect yourself against investment fraud:
- If you’re considering any type of investment, always remember: if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is. High returns can only be achieved with high risk.If you get a call out of the blue, be wary; if in doubt don’t be polite, just hang up.
- Take the time to seek independent legal or financial advice before making a decision.
- Always check the credentials of the company you’re dealing with. Check for known fraudulent organisations at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.
There have been several reports of vehicles being broken into and valuables taken from within the vehicles. Officers are appealing for any information. We are also advising residents and car owners to remove any items of value from within the vehicles.
Most crime is opportunist and so is preventable with a little common sense and some basic precautions.
Here's a checklist of things you can do to help prevent car crime.
- Parking – park somewhere safe, for example: your garage, a well–lit, busy street or a car park displaying the 'Park Mark' logo of the ACPO Safer Parking Scheme.
- Reduce theft – set the alarm/immobiliser and fit a physical deterrent such as a steering wheel clamp.
- Valuable items – keep valuable items out of sight, for example; Sat Navs, mobile phones, CDs, stereos etc. All of these items attract thieves.
- Locking the car – whenever you leave the car, close all the windows and lock the doors, even at petrol stations.
- Car keys – take them with you whenever you get out of the car, and don't leave them on display at home. Remember thieves do break into houses to steal car keys.
- Documents – never leave valuable documents in your car.
For extra security, fit an anti-theft device such as an alarm or immobiliser. If you are buying a new car it is a good idea to check the level of built-in security features. Consider having your registration number etched on all your car windows. This is a cheap and effective deterrent to professional thieves.