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Bike rider hurt on Harbour Road

A Southampton man was injured on Thursday after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a wall on Harbour Road.

According to a police spokesman, officers responded to the collision near the Lower Ferry Terminal at around 2.15am.

The rider, a 40-year-old man, was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Anyone who may have seen the accident is asked to contact PC Christopher Brady at 295-0011.

Police warn of Internet scams

Police are again warning the public about online scams, saying that if something looks too good to be true, it likely is.

A Police spokesman said: “The scam artists are becoming more sophisticated with their operations, and the public must remain vigilant.”

Among the scams becoming more commonplace are phishing e-mails sent through Hotmail and other e-mail providers, allegedly sent from banks requesting personal data, or even asking the recipient to make a phonecall to give information.

“It is becoming more common for these phishing e-mails to include an official looking logo or other similar official looking information, which can give it the appearance of being legitimate,” the spokesman said.

Other scams appear as websites and links on local job websites in which money is placed in your account for you to wire back to the individual, counterfeit cheques or bank drafts for large sums sent from a bank in relation to investments or lottery winnings, or e-mails and letters concerning the inheritance of large sums of money from the deaths of unknown relatives.

Regarding online classified websites, such as E-moo, the police spokesman said: “If the person is not selling locally or if an overseas person requests to purchase items posted on a local online classified site, be wary as it may not be legitimate.

“Residents should not send any monies to unknown persons before receiving goods.”

The public are also reminded that banks and other legitimate financial institutions will never ask for your personal account information or password.

The spokesman said: “If you are asked to give any personal details or promised money randomly, then it is probably not genuine.”

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Published March 31, 2011 at 10:15 am (Updated March 31, 2011 at 10:14 am)

Bike rider hurt on Harbour Road

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