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This message is dated Friday 4th January 2019 - Ascot

Alert message sent 04/01/2019 11:42:00

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This message is dated Friday 4th January 2019 for Ascot.
 
A GOOD END TO THE WEEK
 
NO BURGLARIES
 
AND
 
NO CARS - BROKEN INTO !!!
 
A strange case - everyone needs to be careful, when communicating with people they don’t know, online,.  A local resident became ‘romantically’ involved, with someone on Facebook.  The ‘woman’ only communicated via text, rather that facially using Messenger, or by voice.  The victim, now believes, it may have been a scammer man !  Over a few weeks, the ‘woman’ persuaded him to become intimate online, using the webcam in his computer.  As soon as they had compromising material, they informed him they had copied the footage and would send it to everyone on their Facebook page, unless he paid them £3,000.
 
Please be on your guard.  You have no idea who you are talking to online.  Pictures and identities can easily be faked.  We run lots of schools programmes, warning young people about the dangers of sexting and sending intimate photos by phone, even to friends.  They tend to get circulated.
 
Please consider all the implications of every photo / video, you share online.  There is very simple software used to capture, copy and keep sensitive footage.
 
CRIME:
ASCOT:
ascotnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SUNNINGDALE:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
SUNNINGHILL:
 
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
 
NORTH ASCOT:
4/1  Friday 2.35 a.m.  St. John’s Road.  The owner was awoken when their dog started barking.  They looked out and saw someone sitting in their car, trying to start the engine.  They shouted and the man got out and ran off.  THE CAR MAY HAVE BEEN LEFT UNLOCKED.
 
MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:
 
Hello Jeff
 
I received a text this evening, on my Tesco Mobile number, mentioning a Tesco prize draw and urging a reply, for winners’ details. I did not reply.
 
However being suspicious and having searched on line for scam info, I entered the link, on my browser and it showed a page offering the prize draw. I suspect that by clicking on the link, I would have incurred a repeating charge of £4.50 per week or similar.
 
The webpage is convincing. Perhaps you could publish a warning/disclaimer? Notice the addition of .com to the regular tesco.co.uk web address.
 
Regards
 
Stephen
 
NEXT:  Hi Jeff
 
Another friendly scam email from the TV licensing renewal.  It is headed - ‘only 2 days left’.
 
The first half does look genuine, but the second half is the giveaway. The link says - do not reply at TV licensing.  So you have to click on a link to a web address that makes no sense whatsoever and has nothing to do with TV Licensing !
Everyone should run their curser over the link, to see where it is actually going, before clicking on it !
 
Perhaps you can include this explanation in a neighborhood crime update to warn others.
 
It may stop unsuspecting recipients being caught out.
Best wishes for a low crime 2019.
 
Kind Regards
 
Brian
 
I have also received this from Jo, Richard and others - definitely a scam !
 
 
The 101 number is still functioning properly, but I am afraid it may be slow to answer at the moment - if you are experiencing delays, you can always make contact with us using the online reporting system:
 
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/
 

 
 
 
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/
 
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If you are not a member of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme
You can find details of your local schemes, by going online at
‘Our Watch’ using this link:
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/
 
If no such group exists in your area, consider establishing your
Own group
 

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

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