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The government has agreed to make payment towards the cost of criminal cyber attack on Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council;

Police have issued a warning after a fraudster impersonated a police officer in attempted money scam;

...and plans have been proposed to deter camper van owners by introducing parking restrictions at a coastal beauty spot in our area.

 

The government has agreed to make payment towards the cost of criminal cyber attack on Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

The council announced yesterday that it is to receive £3.68 million from the Government towards the costs of a cyber attack against the authority.

Criminals targeted the council in February last year and officers had to restore and replace computer systems. The attack also led to other costs to various service areas and loss of revenue.

The authority’s IT system, which had been approved by Government before the attack, has now been further improved with new firewalls and other security measures.

 

Police have issued a warning after a fraudster impersonated a police officer in attempted money scam.

Officers received a report of an attempted courier fraud scam on Tuesday, where a fraudster impersonated a police officer and attempted to target a victim over the phone. 

The fraudster contacted the victim told the victim she owed tax payments and if she didn't pay £2,500 she would be issued with a court order and jailed. 

The victim did not send any cash. 

Cleveland Police would like to make it clear that officers or banks would never ask you to withdraw or transfer cash or give money to a courier to pick up. If you receive an unexpected call where someone asks for your bank details or for you to withdraw cash, you should put the phone down, tell a trusted family member or friend and report the incident to police.

 

Plans have been proposed to deter camper van owners by introducing parking restrictions at a coastal beauty spot in our area.

There have been complaints about camper vans being parked overnight in Cowbar, near the popular fishing port of Staithes, and the local area being used as a dumping ground for waste and the emptying of chemical toilets.

As a result Redcar and Cleveland Council is now proposing a number of restrictions in the area.

Restrictions are also planned for a small free car park in Cowbar Lane, which would mean it could only be used by drivers with a disabled permit, a Cowbar residents’ permit, the emergency services and local council vehicles.


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