Scam Awareness

Police have received a number of reports of attempted courier fraud in East Hampshire this week.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has received several reports of rental fraud whereby empty premises are being targeted and the locks are being changed for the purpose of adding legitimacy to a rental fraud.  

Seasonal rental fraud is an emerging trend with students looking for suitable accommodation around August, before the start of the new term. 

A scam email is currently being sent to victims fraudulently claiming to be from British Gas or The Ministry of Justice. The attached document or link leads to the TorrentLocker ransomware.