Local Policing and Neighbourhood Watch


Subject: Wonga Data Breach
This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Watch. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


Wonga has confirmed a data breach where up to 250,000 accounts have been compromised. The incident is now being investigated by the police and has been reported to the Financial Conduct Authority.

Wonga has updated their website with further information and confirmed that they are contacting all those affected and are taking steps to protect them, but there are also some things you can do to keep your information secure.

Here’s what you can do to make yourself safer:

If any of your financial details were compromised, notify your bank or card company as soon as possible. Review your financial statements regularly for any unusual activity.
Criminals can use personal data obtained from a data breach to commit identity fraud. Consider using credit reference agencies, such as Experian or Equifax, to regularly monitor your credit file for unusual activity.
Be suspicious of any unsolicited calls, emails or texts, even if it appears to be from a company you know of. Don’t open the attachments or click on links within unsolicited emails, and never disclose any personal or financial details during a cold call.
If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to us:http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

Subject: Sheep attacks

This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Watch. This information has been sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police
Shaun Redmond (Police, Community Support Officer, Wiltshire North Community Policing Team)

Lambing has already started and the local fields are busy with Ewes and their lambs. Can we please ask that dog owners keep their dogs on a lead to help prevent sheep attacks, even if you believe your dog is fine, there is always the risk of an attack occurring and one dog off the lead could encourage other owners to do the same.

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