30/04/2021 9788 Somerset: Flubot, Text Message Scam.We have been made aware of a new text message scam called Flubot. This is a malicious piece of Spyware that is installed on your Android device once you receive a text message asking you to install a Tracking App due to a ‘missed package delivery’. The ‘Tracking App’ will actually steal your passwords and other sensitive data, whilst sending messages to your contacts to do the same.The text message asks the user to click on a link (PLEASE DON’T), doing so will take you to a website where you will be prompted to download the App (DEFINITELY DON’T).Please forward any scam messages to 7726 (SPAM on your keypad), which is a free reporting service.Although this scam only appears on Android phones at the moment, Apple IOS users should remain alert as this could apply to these handsets at some point.Please see the link below for information on the National Cyber Security Website.https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/flubot-guidance-for-text-message-scam
21/05/2021 9788 Somerset: Gov.Uk Scam EmailI have received an email claiming to be from Gov.UK advising that a number of National Insurance Numbers have been disabled following reports of fraudulent activity. The email states that if you are the recipient of such an email then your NIN as they state has been disabled and you must reactivate on the Red (Start Now) button shown on the attached document.If you receive one of these emails, please Do Not follow the instructions and Do Not click on the Red (Start Now) Button, simply delete it immediately.Please take a look at the attached document to familiarise yourself with the scam.Attachments: <https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk///media/32958906/govuk-scam-email.pdf>
12/07/2021 9788 AN006 - Appeal for witnesses after woman assaulted on A38We’re appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in North Somerset yesterday (Sunday, 11 July).The incident happened on the footpath of the A38 near Potters Hill at approximately 11.45am.A man pushed a woman to the ground as she walked northbound in the direction of Bristol, causing injuries to her left arm. A passing motorist then stopped to help the woman and gave her a lift home. We’re keen to speak to this motorist, who drove a red car, as well as anyone else who was in the area who may have seen what happened or who has dash cam footage of the incident.If you can help, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5221156250.