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Crime Update Wednesday 12th October 2016 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 12/10/2016 10:35:00

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This message is dated Wednesday 12th October 2016 for Maidenhead.
 
WELL – WHAT A RESULT !
 
NO CRIME TO REPORT IN MAIDENHEAD IN THE LAST 48 HOURS !!!
 
NO BURGLARIES
 
AND
 
NO CAR CRIME
 
It can happen, if we all do our bit, to secure / protect our homes and cars !
 
FIRST – there have been Nottingham Knockers in your area – young lads going door to door selling household products. To go door to door selling anything other than books or food, they need a ‘Pedlars Certificate’ issued by the police.  These can be issued by any police force and used anywhere in the UK.  To obtain a Pedlars Certificate – the person must be of ‘Good Character’.  The minute one of these lads explains to you, or shows you a letter saying they are just out of prison and trying to make their way in life – you know, they cannot possibly have a Pedlars Certificate.  What they generally produce is a home made ‘Hawkers Licence’, which they produce in a computer and print out.  These have no status in law whatsoever and are meaningless.
 
It is all a scam, to locate elderly, vulnerable, residents, who are easily parted with their cash.  To do that, they need to find elderly, vulnerable, residents, who have a stash of cash inside their homes worth stealing.  That is why they sell the cleaning products which are quite clearly sub-standard, if you buy from them, you are the type of person who will fall for a sob story and then part with cash, knowing the products are substandard.
 
They are only interested in those with ‘stashes of cash’.  So – how long it took you to go away and obtain the money is vital.  If you reach for, open a purse and hand over a crumpled note, they are no longer interested in you.  If you disappear for several minutes and then come back with a crisp, unused, unfolded, brand new note, they are very interested.  If it smells slightly musty, they are even more interested – you got it from a stash in a drawer, somewhere within minutes of to the front door.
 
The lads generally take no further part in the scam – their part is to provide addresses for the chap who employs them and they get a small extra payment for each address passed on.
 
These lists – called ‘Sucker Lists’, are openly sold in pubs and prisons.  You can then become the target, for all sorts of scams.  We have a copy of a current ‘Sucker List’ and Honor Ryan and a small team from Trading Standards, working closely with RBWM Community Wardens and PCSOs, are visiting all 250 people on that list, offering advice, guidance and reassurance.
 
DON’T LET IT BE YOU.
 
If you get one of these lads at your door, everyone in the Thames Valley uses the same words:
 
I AM SORRY, I DO NOT BUY GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR.
 
Then firmly, but politely close the door.  If you have felt in anyway pressurised, phone the police on the 101 number.
 
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Your Neighbourhood Page on TVP's Website - Click Here
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
Your Neighbourhood Page on TVP's Website - Click Here
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
maidenheadwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Your Neighbourhood Page on TVP's Website - Click Here
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
OLDFIELD, HOLYPORT, FIFIELD & BRAY:
maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
 
Eyes and ears.....................and brain
 
Jeff
jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)
Attached files
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Genuine Pedlar's certificate (Pedlar's copy is white).bmp7,864.4 KB
Hawkers Identificatioon de-personalised October 2015.JPG87.0 KB

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