20 January 2021 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Vaccination Scams – A Warning from the NHS:

Criminals are using the Covid-19 vaccinations as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing-looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly, pretending to be from the NHS or local pharmacy.

People are warned to be alert to these scams:

The NHS will –

  • NEVER ask for payment – the vaccine is free;
  • NEVER ask for your bank details;
  • NEVER arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine;
  • NEVER ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport.

Be alert to:

  • Fake Text Messages;
  • Fake Phone Calls;
  • Fake web-sites;
  • Fake visitors calling in person.

Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 13th to 19th January:

Low Road – Police closed Low Road due to flooding on Friday evening, 15th January. Officers assisted the Highways Authority in placing warning and diversion signs. (Ref CC-15012021-0357)

Covid-19 Regulations – A Message from Cambridgeshire Constabulary:

Across the County, police received 152 calls over the weekend relating to potential Covid breaches. Many of these related to large groups gathering in public spaces as well as inside people’s homes.

Officers dealt with these calls whilst managing serious crimes including violent assaults, collisions, domestic abuse incidents and more.

As ever, thank you to those who are sticking to the rules – but if you are one of those still breaching the regulations, please re-think and work with the police to help protect our fantastic communities from this virus.