A new scam known as ‘number spoofing’ is being used to trick people into parting with their cash. Scammers persuade the recipient that they are speaking to an organisation of trust, such as bank, by making a legitimate telephone number appear on the caller ID display. They do this is by cloning the telephone number of the company or organisation they are impersonating and drawing attention to the number shown on the display in order to gain the victim’s trust and confidence and using this as proof of their identity.
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There were two incidents over the weekend of 18 and 19 August 2012, in the Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook areas respectively, of laser pens being shone at flying aircraft cockpits. The incidents occurred around 11pm.
Local police, a Community Safety Officer and representatives from Play Paddock Wood and Youth Paddock Wood will be in Commercial Road with the Mobile Police Station marking bicycles, skateboards, scooters, phones and other items.