Crime Prevention Bulletin

Published: 27th January 2022
Categories: News, Hampshire, Alerts

Update from the Force Crime Prevention Team

Parcel delivery text message scam

Even if a parcel is taking longer than expected to turn up, be aware of delivery scam text messages.

Always #StopChallengeProtect✋☝️ when you receive any requests for payment or personal/financial information.

text scam

Crimestoppers: Sexual Harassment Survey

Crimestoppers, working in partnership with the University of Suffolk Centre for Abuse Research, have launched an anonymous survey called Safe in public: understanding how sexual harassment affects people's use of public space.

The aim of this research is to learn more about people’s experiences of sexual harassment in public spaces. The findings from this research will become the cornerstone of a national Crimestoppers campaign.

If you would like to complete the survey please visit:

Sexual Harrassment

Action Fraud Alert: Romance Fraud

Family members of online daters are being urged to help protect their relatives from becoming a victim of romance fraud, as new figures show almost £92 million has been lost through dating scams this year alone.

How to help protect people you know are online dating:

  • Help them set adequate privacy settings on their social media accounts.
  • Stay in regular contact with them to help spot any changes in behaviour or things that don’t seem right.
  • Make them aware of the signs of romance fraud and tactics criminals use, and reiterate that you should never transfer money to someone that you have never met in person. Visit for more information on these tactics.
  • Encourage them to report to Action Fraud and the police if they have become a victim of romance fraud.

Romance fraud

Lights On

Blue Lamp Trust launch Cyber Bobby Scheme

The Cyber Bobby Scheme provides free home visits, giving advice and guidance about basic IT security and how to avoid being affected by a cyber crime or a cyber enabled crime.

This service is free for anyone living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who is over 65 years old, and/ or anyone that is disabled (over 18 years old).

To find out more call 0300 777 0157, email or visit

Youth IAG: Survey

Are you aged 14 – 25 years old? Have your say on how the police interact with young people in relation to the use of drugs by taking part in in the Hampshire and IOW Strategic Youth Independent Advisory Group review. For more information visit or email

Rural Times

Please click below for the January 2022 edition of the Rural Times: ssets/media/downloads/hampshire/advice/ rural-times/2022/rural-times-january2022.pdf

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