Foil The Fraudsters: Safeguarding Your Home

We have been alerted to suspicious activity at mainly in  apartment blocks. Criminal gangs are targeting mailboxes to attain post, personal information and potentially committing credit card fraud under residents’ names.

What can you do?

Please take extra care when giving people access into your buildings – if you don’t know/recognise them, do not grant them access.

If someone has come to the building to do an inspection, please check that their ID. If they cannot provide adequate proof, do not grant them access, and contact the Homes/ Rentals teams immediately.

If you suspect suspicious activity, report to the Homes/ Rentals teams immediately with as much detail as possible. The more information you can provide, the more we can access and pass to the relevant local authorities/police.

Do not attempt to intervene or take Villante action against a suspicious member of the public. Call the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

If you feel threatened call 999 immediately.

If you have unwanted documents that contain personal information, please ensure that this is adequately destroyed, and personal details become illegible.

If you suspect that you have become a victim of fraud involving debit or credit cards, online banking or cheques contact the bank or credit card company in the first instance.

Suspect you have been targeted by Criminals?

If you have been victim of a scam, fraud or online crime (cybercrime) the Metropolitan police recommend reporting it to Action Fraud via their website or on 0300 123 2040 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm).

Action Fraud is the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime. It collects reports about fraud on behalf of the police in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.