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>
13/10/2021 9788 AN006 Burglary Dwelling / Theft of a Motor Vehicle.Two properties on Lawrence Road, Wrington have been the subject of crime around 4:20am on the 12th. In one instance a homeowner has reported their vehicle was entered, without force, and searched, with a window to the front of the property being opened, however entry was not established. The second property had a set of car keys stolen from a rear door and the owner’s car subsequently stolen from the driveway, damaging a fence whilst trying to manoeuvre round another vehicle.Any information please contact the Police on 101 quoting Ref number: 5221238210 stating NHW Release or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.