Category: crime

Romance fraudsters have no heart!

Sussex Police is encouraging victims of romance fraud to report the ‘fraudster’ who has targeted them, anonymously, via an online form. The force has linked up with Scamalytics who have produced a form which, once completed free of charge, will be sent to genuine dating services for them to check […]

Community Engagement

Do you run a local group? Community coffee mornings? If you feel your community group would benefit from a visit and crime prevention advice please do get in touch by contacting your local team. PCSO Ash has been out and about this week around Ringmer visiting a number of community […]

News and appeals

Lewes man Charles Pleasance wanted for recall to prison A thief who was jailed for 10 months in May last year and released on licence in January this year is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the terms of that licence. Charles Donald Pleasance, 30, of no fixed address […]

Scam Warning – Fake Virgin Media Emails

Fraudsters send fake Virgin Media emails threatening “automatic disconnection” Action Fraud has received over 100 reports about fake emails that purport to be from Virgin Media. The emails threaten the recipient with “automatic disconnection” due to “invalid billing information”. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking phishing websites that […]

Crime summary

A convenience store on Leicester Road, Lewes reported a break in the small hours of last weekend, whereby suspects have used tools to prize open doors and gain entry to the store. Fortunately nothing was taken, although damage has been caused to the store front. A property on The Course […]

Scam Aware talks continue…

Local Prevention officers attended local supermarkets this week, alongside Natwest Bank speaking to shoppers, and local people about recent scams and frauds; not only County wide but local scams too. We have seen an increase in scams where suspects are reporting to be from the National Crime Agency (NCA) or […]