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Crime Update Monay 19th June 2017 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 19/06/2017 13:50:00

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This message is dated Monday 19th June 2017 for Maidenhead.

 

FIRST: A REPORT FROM CLIVE DENT, ONE OF THE RBWM COMMUNITY WARDENS.

 

He and Lorraine Rellis, have specific responsibility for the elderly and anyone who is vulnerable, in our community.  Clive and Lorraine go out in the community visit Day Centres, libraries and any community venues and do Fraud Prevention talks.  This was a response from one of Clive’s talks:

 

Hi Jeff,

 

Two weeks ago, I gave a scam talk in Knowle Hill and this morning, received a call from someone who attended.  She told me about a telephone call she received morning before, but due to my warnings, she was not taken in.

 

She went out at 10 o clock.  When she got back at 2 p.m., there were 5 messages on her answerphone, all from the same number.

 

She called the number and the person who answered, said he worked for HMRC.  He told her, she had obtained £4,000 illegally from the tax office, between 1996 and 2006.  This was of course all nonsense and it was a SCAM call – she had not even been working in1996.  They had no actual knowledge about her.

 

They used the usual scare tactics :-

 

  • She must act quickly to avoid prosecution.
  • They had allegedly sent her 3 Recorded Delivery letters.
  • They even threatened that if she did not do it now, they would issue a warrant for her arrest by the police.
  • They even threatened that she may go to prison.
  • Any further police action would be dropped, if she paid the £4,000 NOW!!
  • She would be embarrassed in front of her friends and neighbours.

 

She felt pressured to respond and was really threatened by the conversation.

 

She thought from their accent, that the caller was either South African or American.  I have reassured her and given further words of advice, should she receive any more calls and to call me, if she feels it necessary.

 

She wanted me to pass this on, as she felt that elderly or vulnerable residents, could easily fall for the scam, as the pressure used by the scammers, was intense.  If they haven’t attended one of these SCAM / Fraud warning talks, they could easily fall for it.

 

Regards

 

Clive

Thanks Clive.

 

If you feel you would like Clive, Lorraine, Honor from Trading Standards, or myself, to come out and talk to your scheme, just email me at my police email below.  Andy Aldridge, one of the Senior RBWM Community Wardens comes into the police station every morning, to liaise with us all and attend briefings, so that we can work in effective partnership.  I can pass on any message for you.

 

MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:

maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

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14/6 – 16/6  Wednesday 1 p.m. / 9 Thursday 9 a.m.  St. Mary’s Close.  Church hall cupboard forced open.  Searched but nothing appears to have been stolen.

18/6  Sunday 9 p.m. / 10 p.m.  St. Mark’s Road.  Car vandalised Someone has jumped on the roof of the car denting it and the windscreen wipers have been broken.

16/6  Friday 8.25 p.m.  Nicholson Lane.  Excess plants stored outside the exhibition centre.  A woman stole some of the plants and a man was seen loading them into a van.  This was caught on CCTV.

18/6 – 19/6  Sunday 6.30 p.m. / Monday 7.30 a.m.  Langton Close.  Car driver’s side window smashed.  Bike stolen from inside.  A light blue, Giant Propel SL0 road bike and size 45 cycling shoes.

18/6 Sunday midnight / 10 a.m.  Crescent Drive.  Car passenger window smashed.  The alarm sounded and the thieves immediately made off.

 

RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:

maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 

MAIDENHEAD WEST

BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:

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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

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NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 

OLDFIELD & BRAY:

maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

NO CRIME TO REPORT.

 

Eyes and ears.....................and brain

 

Jeff

jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

 

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‘Everyone, from law enforcement, to businesses, to the general public, has a role to play in keeping the UK safe from terrorism and to effectively combat the threat.  Everyone needs to work together.  Our aim, is to encourage people to be more vigilant – ‘if you suspect it, report it’ – please report all suspicious activity to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321’.

 

‘For more information follow this link: https://act.campaign.gov.uk/

 

Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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