Stay safe on Social Media

Stay safe on Social Media - a message from Durham Police People are being increasingly targeted via social networking sites. Anybody who can get access to your personal information can do this; whether it is a former partner/friend or someone you have never met before. This is [...]

2024-02-28T17:32:09+01:00August 13th, 2021|Durham Police|

Alert - Vaccine Passport Scams Action Fraud has received over 700 reports from members of the public about fake emails purporting to be from the NHS. The emails claim to be able to provide people with a “digital passport” that “proves you have been vaccinated against COVID-19”. These emails [...]

2021-08-13T12:26:21+01:00August 13th, 2021|Durham Police|


Scam Calls The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning the public to be vigilant of scam calls that appear to be coming from numbers similar to their own. Commonly, the first seven digits (07nnnnn) match the victim’s own number. The calls impersonate well-known government organisations, or law enforcement [...]

2021-07-14T14:15:37+01:00July 14th, 2021|Durham Police|

June Our News - Neighbourhood Watch National Newsletter is Here June OUR NEWS – The national newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters We are pleased to share with you our June newsletter – click here to view it or download it below. Neighbourhood Watch Week (5th – 11th June) is almost upon [...]

2021-06-03T15:12:35+01:00June 3rd, 2021|Durham Police|

Dog Thefts

Dog Thefts You may have seen in various forms of social media over the past month or so, a great number of references from various users to dog thefts, properties being marked by 'dog nappers', vans driving around the areas with suspicious males looking to steal dogs and a [...]

2021-04-02T10:08:31+01:00April 2nd, 2021|Durham Police|

Election Fraud

Police Crime and Victims Commissioner For County Durham and Darlington Election - Thursday 6th May 2021 The elections for the next Police Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington will take place on Thursday 6th May 2021. PCVC’s are elected every four years and the election gives [...]

2021-04-02T10:05:41+01:00April 2nd, 2021|Durham Police|


  Worried About Getting Hacked? Dear Subscriber, Over 15,000 hacked email and social media accounts reported in one year. If a hacker got into your email or social media account, what would they find? Health and banking information? Names and contact details for your friends and family? Private photos [...]

2021-03-23T15:28:30+01:00March 23rd, 2021|Durham Police|

News Newsletter – March Edition 02/03/2021 

Our News Newsletter - March Edition Dear Carole We are pleased to share our March OUR NEWS newsletter, created by Neighbourhood Watch Network (the umbrella organisation for Neighbourhood Watch across England and Wales) for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters - from households to volunteers. The newsletter is attached (see below) or can be viewed [...]

2021-03-08T12:42:25+01:00March 8th, 2021|Durham Police|

Top Ten Scams

ALL scams are despicable and so are the scammers who are using the current pandemic to their advantage There has been a 66% increase in scams. 1 in 3 are receiving scams. However, it is so under reported, that the figures don’t reflect the true picture. Please DO NOT [...]

2021-03-08T12:35:20+01:00March 8th, 2021|Durham Police|

Scam Calls

  The City of London Police are particularly concerned about the amount of scam calls targeting the elderly and vulnerable, who, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, will be staying home and often, managing without the support network of their friends and family. The City of London Police’s Fraud [...]

2021-02-20T13:40:52+01:00February 20th, 2021|Durham Police|
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