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Crime Update Wednesday 5th July 2017 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 05/07/2017 11:17:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

This message is dated Wednesday 5th July 2017 for Maidenhead.

 

We have people from outside the area in London Road, Bray.  If you have farmland or other area that could be accessed illegally, can you take extra precautions at this time.

 

NEXT – BACKING UP HARD DRIVES

 

Ivor has emailed me asking how to do this.  It is very simple – the computer does it itself, but it differs depending upon which operating system you are using.  Simply Google – How do I back up my hard drive with Windows whatever operating system you are using, but In know some of you may be using Linux or even more esoteric systems to avoid the problems with viruses etc.  I am not familiar with Apple products, but I image it is similar ??

 

MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:

maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

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14/6 – 4/7  Offices, Broadway.  Walk in theft – tablet stolen from an office drawer – ongoing issue.

4/7  Tuesday  2.35 p.m. / 3.05 p.m.  Queen Street.  Unlocked bike propped against a wall stolen.  A light blue mountain bike.

4/7  Tuesday 11 a.m. / 4.05 p.m.  Nicholson Centre.  Bike locked in a bike rack stolen.  A black, Carrera Vengance, mountain bike.

4/7  5 p.m. / 6 p.m.  High Street.   Locked up bike stolen.  A black, Carrera Subway, man’s, hybrid bike.

 

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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4/7  Tuesday 5.30 p.m.  Lightlands Lane, Cookham.  Wheatfield set on fire.  Berks fire & Rescue believe it was arson.

 

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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4/7  Tuesday 10.20 p.m.  Canon Hill Way.  A large amount of Euros is missing from a filing cabinet in a house.  Not known how they have been taken.

4/7 – 5/7  Tuesday 4 p.m. / Wednesday 6.40 a.m.  Greenfields.  Car tyre slashed.

 

OLDFIELD & BRAY:

maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

NO CRIME TO REPORT.

 

 

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

 

Jeff

jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

 

‘You can play your part in helping to tackle the terrorist threat facing the UK’.

 

‘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/

 

 

P.S.

HOW TO HIDE WHAT AT HOME …..

 

Jeff,

 

We have safes for valuables which are hidden.

 

For documents we have two 'document safes' these are fire proof and lockable and quite heavy. if someone stole them it would be a load of paper and it would be heavy to lift or take time to prize open but inside is just paper, by the time they tried to work anything out account details could be changed. 

bear in mind that criminals committing 'physical burglaries' are looking for physical tangible goods to re-sell such as phones, jewellery, watches, cash, credit cards, car keys, etc... 

 

The data thieves work online. 

 

Theft is one thing but don't forget fire;- so a lockable fire document safe is the best solution in my opinion.

 

Regards,

 

Simon

 

Excellent advice from Simon.  You are all a brilliant resource.  I only have to ask and someone comes up with a brilliant answer and suggestion !

 

NEXT A NEW SCAM ON MOBILE PHONES:

 

Hi Jeff

 

A ‘security warning’ popped up as a text on my phone this afternoon !

 

I'm savvy when it comes to actual callers and fake texts, but I had to double take this, as I'd recently completed some transactions by phone.

 

The blocking screen showed my actual mobile number, which raised my attention level, but in my normal 'I'll deal with it later' attitude, when I looked later, I spotted a grammatical error in the text, so knew it was a scam !

 

It hadn’t dawned on me that they must know and be aware of my mobile number, to be able to send  the scam to me !!!  So showing it on the screen was not so surprising.

 

The sender's number is clearly visible, but I just wonder if it's a cloned number ?

 

The Link at the bottom, takes you to a ‘PayPal’ login page, but that would clearly be a spoof.

 

They keep on coming!

 

Brian

 

The screen shot has the following text:

Your account for number XXXX has been locked due the security reasons. To unlock it review your account here:    and there is a link !!!

 

As Brian says, there are clear grammatical errors in the message.  This can be intentional !  More aware people, simply bin it.  The less well educated / alert easier victims - fall for the message and do as the Link requests – complete the security information on the fake PayPal Link !!!

 

As always

DON’T DO IT

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

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