Wheat Field

New Moray police chief warns farmers are being targeted by cyber criminals

FarmWatcherUK is the UK's number one rural crime alert network. View the rural crime alerts below or browse the site for more.

farmwatcheruk-stripe.png

New Moray police chief warns farmers are being targeted by cyber criminals

Date of alert:

Crime Ref:

Force:

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Police Scotland

Moray’s new police chief has warned farmers to be on the alert for “evolving” criminal gangs who may target their rural properties’ IT systems.

Area Commander for Moray, Chief Inspector Simon Reid said cyber and rural crime as well as “hidden harms” like domestic abuse and child exploitation are some of his top priorities.

Ch Insp Reid has already joined his local officers on the beat to understand policing challenges facing them and he urged the public to come forward with their concerns or suggestions about where resources are needed the most

In his first interview since taking on the role, Ch Insp Reid spoke of “huge challenges” for the force as the country comes out of the Covid-19 crisis.

He said: “One element that we do see in terms of the pandemic taking effect that causes challenges is cyber-enabled criminality.

farmwatcheruk-stripe.png
Quad bike stolen from farm in late night
farmwatcheruk-stripe.png

Other Rural Crime Alerts

farmwatcheruk-stripe.png

Popular Shop Products