Identity theft and fraud – How can it effect me?
Identity theft occurs when criminals access enough personal information about your identity (such as your name, date of birth, current or previous addresses) to commit identity fraud. Identity theft can take place whether the fraud victim is alive or deceased. If you’re a victim of identity theft, it can lead to fraud that can have a direct impact on your personal finances and could also make it difficult for you to obtain loans, credit cards or a mortgage until the matter is resolved. Our upcoming posts will explain what Identity theft and fraud is and how to prevent you falling victim.
Front Line Hero's. Paramedics
Whilst there are occurrences of assaults that may have a genuine and explainable reason, many of the assaults on front line NHS staff are carried out by aggressive men and women who are often drunk or high on drunks and are acting with malicious intent. This is an all too real problem for those in the front line – particularly the brave paramedics that are called upon to deal with the problems often caused by drunkenness in the UK’s towns and cities. Attacks on front line NHS staff are still increasing in certain counties in the UK, but despite the risks these brave men and women still carry out their duty, despite the very real possibility of being assaulted. These assaults can include being punched, kicked, scratched, bitten and attacked with weapons ranging from missiles to knives. For anyone to be assaulted in...
Front Line Hero's.
It's almost unbelievable that so many people go to work each day are putting there own personal safety at risk to help,save and protect us. These people are our Front Line Hero's, this week we will be sharing with you just some of the things our Front Line Hero's deal with
The Future of Policing
We may be a few years away from Robocop style law enforcement, but the reality of the huge advancements in technology is one embraced by the police force. Their ability to implement change and incorporate it into their skills for fighting crime mean that they are staying one step ahead of the criminals. Coming up over this week we can look at some of the modern methods employed by the police both here and around the world, from how the police use social media to predictive policing and a glimpse at the future of policing!
introducing the new RCP App! At RCP we are proud of our goal of reducing crime, and we are also concious of the phenomenal input from our readers and advertisers. In order to make the relationship between our readers and advertisers even more beneficial, we have launched our RCP App. This App, which can be downloaded to any Smartphone or iPad, gives users the opportunity to take advantage of discounts from our advertisers, and also allows our advertisers to take advantage of discounts from each other. You will also be able to access monthly updates, fantastic crime prevention advice and tips, and advertisers will receive the first year's use FREE OF CHARGE.
Bin Raiding – Just because you wouldn't do it, doesn't mean they wont. This is something that most people can easily overlook, but ask yourself what kind of information you regularly place in an outside bin! A determined criminal would not be averse to sifting through bins and rubbish to find personal information. Surveys show that around 80 per cent of household waste contained at least one piece of personal information that could be of use to criminals. This can often include such private and useful information as utility bills, bank statements, insurance documents and even personal letters.
A small home shredder is an inexpensive piece of kit that could save you a lot of time and distress.