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From Robert Hardie (Police, Reception, Stow)

For advice on keeping safe, you can find plenty of crime prevention advice on our website:


If you need to report something, please call 101 or report online: 

Always call 999 in an emergency.






Covid-19 Vaccine Scam

Alert message sent 06/01/2021 13:08:00

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Covid-19 Vaccine Scam

We have been alerted to a highly believable scam which starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine and to click on the link in the text message.  The user is then led to a webpage, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.

The details asked for:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Proof of address
  • Card payment details
With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue, as fraudsters continue to take advantage of the rollout to some many people.

Please see the article on the National Neighbourhood Watch Network website:

And feel free to share this email with your friends and neighbours.

A disturbing incident occurred in the Forest of Dean on 4th January where an elderly person was visited by a door-to-door salesman. The resident told the sales man that they were shielding due to Covid-19, but the caller pushed passed them into the kitchen. They were then pressured into buying items for £200.00.  This type of incident could happen anywhere.

In the event that you are visited by this type of unexpected caller, do not let them into your home and do not be pressurised into buying any goods or services from them.  It is quite alright to say “no thank you” to these callers and ask them to leave your property.  If they fail to leave they could be committing offences.

If you do receive a visit from a persistent or aggressive caller, please report it to the police immediately on 999.

Please pass this information on and advise any elderly residents not to open the door to anyone they do not know or are not expecting.

Alternatively, you can pass the information by completing this form:

You can also ring Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Simon Bailey (Police, Neighbourhood Watch Officer, Glouce)







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Zaheer Bulbul (Police, PCSO, Cirencester)



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Residential and Care Home Charity Scams

Please be aware of people coming door to door in your community with charity boxes.

We are getting reports of people purporting to be charity workers going door to door asking for money who aren't actually working for charities. These people are also targeting care homes and vulnerable residents.

They are also breaking covid19 regulations and could be spreading the virus.

Please don't answer your door to anyone you don't know or haven't invited and call 101 immediately to report to police.


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Charlie Symes (Police, PCSO, Stow/ Bourton/ Northleach/ Andoversford)