Buying and selling stolen and found mobile phones is big business for criminals; mostly because they are high value items, which are easy to steal and sell on.
Approximately 55% of people who report their phones as lost or stolen, cannot provide the phone’s unique reference number (IMEI).
To tackle thefts of small electrical products, Humberside Police is running a campaign to get people to register the details of their valuables, on to a free website, called immobilise.com.
Please click on the links below for more information.
Don’t fall foul of another bogus telephone scam!
Please see below:
East Yorkshire: Police are warning home owners to be aware of bogus telephone callers purporting to be from a Police Magazine. It is a scam.
Humberside Police are urging members of the public not to fall foul of a bogus caller scam after recent incidents where residents have be called to advertise in a police magazine.
If you receive a call from anyone saying they are selling advertising for a police magazine please do not fall for this – the police do not seek private advertisers and would never call you at home to sell advertising.
If you receive calls like this put the phone down, wait five minutes for the line to clear and then call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
What should people do if they are called?
• never give out bank or personal details to strangers
• don’t hand over money or transfer funds to unknown accounts
• If called use another phone to ring the police to report the incident but do not use your own phone immediately as the offender may be on the line a short time after you have put your phone down.
Please click on the link below to view a poster provided by Pocklington Police.
Please click on the link below to view a safety leaflet from Pocklington Police Station.
Please click on the link below to view a poster from Pocklington Police Station.
Here’s some advice when somebody knocks on your door or rings your doorbell:
– Look to see who it is outside before opening up.
– Fit a chain on your door so you can open your door to talk to people with the chain engaged.
– Always lock your doors. Sometimes bogus officials work in pairs, and whilst you’re distracted at the front door, another may be coming through your back door!
– Check the caller’s identity before you let them in. If in doubt shut the door and call the company or organisation they represent. Remember to use the phone book, not the number on their identity card! If the person is genuine, they’ll understand and wait.
– If still in doubt, ask the caller to leave and tell them to write and make an appointment so that someone else can be with you.
If in doubt, don’t let them in!