West Mercia and Warwickshire police are warning people to be extra vigilant with incidents of cyber crime on the rise across the Midlands.
They are launching as new awareness campaign urging people to better protect themselves when they share personal details online.
Identity theft cost the country more than £3 billion last year.
"Identity theft is the UK's fastest-growing method used to carry out criminal activity. Once a criminal has got hold of your personal details they can use them to commit identity crime, such as fraud.
"The internet provides numerous opportunities for fraudsters to harvest the personal data of unsuspecting members of the public and they don't even have to leave the comfort of their own homes.
"While the vast majority of people know what measures to take to stay safe in the real world, by keeping their cars and homes locked for example, some are not as well versed on what they should do to protect themselves in cyber space.
"This phase of our #Be Cyber Smart campaign seeks to highlight the simple and yet effective steps people living and working across Warwickshire and West Mercia can take to help them avoid falling victim."
Conservative candidate Bill Wigging increases his majority to more than 10,000 votes in North Herefordshire.
Filmed with the help of students from The University of Worcester
A trailer has overturned at a roundabout in Herefordshire, killing around 20 sheep.
It happened on the A49 Belmont Island in Hereford, outside Asda, at 6:20am.
The trailer had been carrying around 100 sheep, two of which have escaped.
Emergency Services spent more than an hour clearing the busy roundabout, and police are searching for the two outstanding animals.
Asda roundabout update. The trailer has just been put back up on its wheels and currently as I tweet it's moving into a safe place
Yep. All clear now. Everyone ok. Tractor driver looks abit sheepish but ok. (Sorry)
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A man has died after suffering a cardiac arrest on a golf course in Wormsley, Herefordshire this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the golf club around 10am, where a golfer had been taken ill on the tenth hole.
Two ambulance crews, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended.
There was a defibrillator in the clubhouse which someone went to get and club members performed CPR while ambulance crews were en-route.
When crews arrived, they continued attempts to try to resuscitate him but despite all those best efforts of everyone involved, he was confirmed dead at the scene.
A charity based in Hereford are staging 'political speed dating' today to help get young people involved in politics.
The Hope charity is run by young people to support others when a close family member has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
But their Youth Management Group say they are active in a number of areas of social engagement, so it has arranged the event to allow younger people in Herefordshire. to directly engage with political parties.
MPs from all the main parties were invited to attend, and the charity say all have accepted.
It is being held this afternoon at Hereford College of Arts, with young people from several schools and colleges across the county attending.
The family of two Midlands servicemen who died in combat in Afghanistan are due to attend a memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral later to mark the end of military operations there.
Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan from Leicester was killed in a helicopter crash in April last year, alongside Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas from Hereford.
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A spokesperson for the Celtic Manor has commented on the death of a man in hospital after his vehicle went into a lake at the resort this morning.
The Celtic Manor Resort is deeply saddened to confirm that a fatal accident took place on its Twenty Ten Course at around 7.50am on Tuesday 3rd March.
The incident is subject to an ongoing investigation which the Celtic Manor Resort is co-operating with fully.
The Resort is unable to comment further at this stage. Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.
Gwent Police and a health & safety team from Newport City Council are investigating the incident.