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Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


Fraudsters are texting members of the public offering a tax rebate. The text message contains a link to a website and requests to provide personal information, such as bank account information, to claim the nonexistent rebate. 

Protect Yourself

  • Don’t click on web links contained in unsolicited texts or emails.
  • Never provide your personal information to a third party from an unsolicited communication.
  • Obtain the genuine number of the organisation being represented and verify the legitimacy of the communication.
  • HMRC will never use texts or emails or tell you about a potential rebate or ask for personal information.
  • If you have provided personal information and you are concerned that your identity may be compromised consider Cifas Protection Registration.

Message sent by Phil Brandreth (Police, PCSO, Chester LPU Rural & Frodsham PCSO)

Good afternoon,

Unfortunately over the past week there has been a number of burglaries in residents sheds and outbuildings in the Kingsley ward. The incidents have taken place in Kingsley and Hatchmere. Some expensive push bikes have been taken and also a motor vehicle from a drive way. The offenders have entered a property and taken the keys from a downstairs room. Please make sure whether you are in or out of your home that all doors and windows are locked.

We are advising all residents to make sure all sheds, garages and outbuildings are locked securely at all times and any expensive items are out of sight to anyone.

If you have any concerns or issues please email PCSO Phil Brandreth on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view or call 101.

Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


Fraudsters are targeting members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters, via email, will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer and once payment is made the victims of the fraud soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.

Protect Yourself:

  • Always check the email address is exactly the same as previous correspondence with the genuine contact.
  • For any request of payment via email verify the validity of the request with a phone call to the person who carried out the work.
  • Check the email for spelling and grammar as these signs can indicate that the email is not genuine.
  • Payments via bank transfer offer no financial protection; consider using alternative methods such as a credit card or PayPal which offer some protection and avenue for recompense.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online at: or by telephone on: 0300 123 2040.

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Message sent by Ian Harding (Police, PC, Chester LPU PC)

Chester Rural End of Month Newsletter March 2016

PS Ian Wilson 
Beat Management Sergeant – Frodsham & Chester Rural.     
Welcome to my second edition of the Chester Rural Police update as the Chester Rural Sergeant. I will endeavor to both circulate the Newsletter monthly at the end of each month and attach to the rural section of the website. Within the newsletter I will update you on crime / anti-social behavior in your local areas, as well as highlighting and celebrate what my staff are / have been doing to support communities and address the on-going issues. I will also highlight Chester Rural’s major priorities for the next month. 
I am trying to communicate with as many of our rural residents as possible with these updates and I am looking to increase our subscribers to Cheshire Alert, so please highlight the advantages of signing up to friends/relatives in the area. Also, (as I know many of you already do) please also print-off and circulate the newsletters to those who don’t have computer / e-mail access. 
As well as the regular Cheshire Alert updates, please be aware of further rural information on the Chester Local Policing Unit twitter page (@PoliceChester) and the Cheshire Police website (
 Kingsley Ward – PCSO Phil Brandreth 

The main issues continue to be parking around school drop off and pickup times. PCSO Brandreth is working with the Head Teacher at Aston by Sutton school to devise ways where we can prevent parents parking on yellow zig-zags for dropping off and in overall general road safety and road awareness. High visibility presence during these times is a main goal. 
Beat Meetings; 
Kingsley Gibson Mill on 25th April at 12pm and at Kingsley Community Centre at 1pm
Norley Stores on 26th April at 11am
Sutton Weaver at Gleaves Garden Centre, Frodsham on 20th April at 11am. 

Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


This alert is a reminder to be aware of emails that appear to have been sent from a legitimate organisation. Fraudsters often use fake email addresses designed to encourage recipients to open attachments or links. You are advised that if you are in any doubt as to the origin of an email, do not open it. Consider that emails can be spoofed and used to generate spam to recipients far and wide. If you receive a spam email, you MUST NOT open it. Instead, delete it from your email system to avoid infecting your device. If you have opened an attachment from a spam email, you should get your device checked over by a professional and change the passwords for all your bank, email and online shopping accounts.
Protect yourself:

  • Do not click or open unfamiliar links in emails or on websites.
  • Make sure you install and use up-to-date anti-virus software.
  • Have a pop-up blocker running in the background of your web browser.
  • If you have opened an attachment and ‘enabled macros’ it is very likely that all your personal data will have been breached. You MUST change all your passwords for personal accounts, including your bank accounts.
  • Ensure Adobe, Flash and any similar software is up to date on your computer.

If you think you have been a victim of this type of email you should report the email to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre: If you do make a report please provide as much detail as you can about the email and any effects it has had on your computer. Additionally if your Anti-Virus software detects any issues in relation to this email please provide us with the details. 


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