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Police Scotland are supporting Team Cyber UK’s forthcoming
Phishing campaign. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness
around phishing attacks, which are now one of the most common security
challenges that individuals and companies across the UK face on
a regular basis.
Criminals and organised crime groups now launch widespread phishing
attacks, targeting personal/business accounts either by email, social
media, or text. They encourage users to click on malicious link/attachments
which compromise their email or social media accounts, asking users
to divulge banking information or access sensitive information.
The simple advice below describes how you can spot suspicious emails,
and the steps you can take to ensure that you don’t fall victim,
both at work and home:
1) Confirm details of the actual email address it came from. You
can do this by hovering the mouse over the sender’s email
phishing emails have poor grammar, punctuation and spelling. Is
the design and overall quality what would you’d expect from
the organisation the email is supposed to come from? Is it addressed
to you by name, or does it refer to ‘valued customer’,
or ‘friend’, or ‘colleague’? This can be
a sign that the sender does not actually know you, and that it is
part of a phishing scam. Does the email contain a veiled threat
that asks you to act urgently, or cause intrigue? Be suspicious
of words like ‘send these details within 24 hours’ or
‘you have been a victim of crime, click here immediately’.
at the sender’s name. Does it sound legitimate, or is it trying
to mimic someone you know? If it sounds too good to be true, it
probably is. It’s most unlikely that someone will want to
give you money, or give you access to a secret part of the Internet.
bank, or any other official source, should never ask you to supply
personal information from an email.
Furthermore, we have recently become aware of a scam which targets
senior citizens and which is becoming more prevalent. It involves
cold callers convincing the victim that they are due a windfall
but stating that they require a payment by way of an Amazon or other
voucher before monies are released.
We would ask that shops selling such cards be vigilant for people
putting money on such cards and to contact the police if they have
Overnight on Friday 14 June, a grey Honda Jazz parked in Montgomery
Road and a gold Peugeot 208 parked in Bowton Road were
damaged. (CR/15451/19). On the same date a bench was damaged in
Kirkgate Park. (CR/15430/19).
Overnight on Friday 7 June, an attempt was made to gain entry to
a domestic heating oil tank in Carnbo. During the
same time, a quantity of red diesel was stolen from West
Netherton, Milnathort. (CR/14836/19)
Between Monday 3 and Wednesday 5 June, a wheelie bin was stolen
from Montgomery Road. (CR/14624/19)
About 10pm, Saturday 8 June, a window was broken at the Windlestrae
Police Scotland is appealing for information about a theft from
a house in Rannoch Place, Kinross, which happened
between 2am and 8:30am on Sunday 23rd June.
was entered while the occupants were asleep upstairs, and a large
number of items were taken, including a safe and its contents. The
items stolen included jewellery, papers, computer equipmtment.
If you have been offered any of these items for sale, know of their
whereabouts, or have any other information that could assist our
investigation, please let us know. Call101 or speak with any police
officer, or information can be given 100% anonymously through Crime
Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is CR/16201/19.
with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division
on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number
listed at each incident. Alternatively, information can be passed
anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police Scotland –
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies
Community officers for Kinross-shire:
PC Ben Clark and PC Douglas Stapleton.
Community Sergeant (Kinross-shire): Sgt Michelle Burns.
Community Inspector for Perth South (Strathearn, Strathallan, Almond
& Earn, Kinross-shire): PI Kevin Chase
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