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This message is dated Friday 25th January 2019 - Windsor

Alert message sent 25/01/2019 14:54:00

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This message is dated Friday 25th January 2019 for Windsor.
 
 
FIRST - A CASE OF RANSOME WARE.
 
It encrypts your entire computer.  You know if you are infected as you get a front screen, telling you your computer is infected and demanding money !  You cannot access anything on your computer, or get past the front screen cannot be recovered, without an encryption key. 
 
23/1  Wednesday 2 40 p.m.  Windsor.  The victim, passed the police to their IT support department.  The computer was infected when the victim opened an attachment to an email.  The attachment, ‘appeared’ to be an outstanding invoice, which had not been paid.  The victim passed this attachment to others in the office, to check if ‘the invoice’ had in fact been paid.
 
Four machines and three servers, have become infected with ‘Global Imposter version 2’.  For most residents, this is not a massive problem.  There is only one way to remove it without paying the ransom and that is to have your computer reformatted.  That means it is reset to factory settings - you lose everything.  If you are a business, that can be catastrophic.  If the Ransom is paid, it often is set to reappear 6 months later, so is an ongoing problem.
 
These fake emails are very clever and really do look genuine.  This is an old scam - sending an outstanding invoice to a business - which works really well.
 
BE ON YOUR GUARD
 
CRIME:
WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR:
centralwindsorneighbourhoodteam@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
24/1  Thursday 8.30 a.m. / 10.15 p.m.  Eton Square, Eton.  Burglary.  Glass in rear door smashed to gain entry.  Brand new Samsung TV stolen.
 
ETON & ETON WICK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
WINDSOR WEST
windsorwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
23/1 - 24/1  Wednesday 6 p.m. / Thursday 8 a.m.  Osborne Court, Osborne Road.  White Ford Transit index AK ** ZYW stolen from the road.  It is distinctive, having blue stripes with a body kit and alloys.  It is full of plumbing tools. 
 
WINDSOR EAST
windsoreastnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
The Neighbourhood team PC Jimmy Large, PCSO Les Bradfield and RBWM Community Warden Matt Barry are organising a Burglary Crime Prevention Surgery on between Wednesday 30th 5 p.m. / 7 p.m. Outside Tesco, Datchet and then  Thursday 31st January 5 p.m. / 7 p.m. The High Street, Wraysbury
 
OLD WINDSOR:
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
The Neighbourhood team PC Jimmy Large, PCSO Les Bradfield and RBWM Community Warden Matt Barry, are organising some Burglary Crime Prevention Surgeries in February and another in April: at The Jubilee Hub, St Luke’s Road.  They will information about:
 
Anti-Social behaviour
Environmental Issues
Community Safety
Supporting Vulnerable People
Queries regarding Council services
Suspicious incidents
Criminal Activity
 
Wednesday 13th February 10.30 a.m. / 12 noon
Wednesday 13th March - 10.30 a.m. / 12 noon Same location
Wednesday 17th April - 10.30 a.m. / 12 noon Same Location
 
21/1 - 23/1  Monday 6 p.m. / Wednesday 7.30 p.m.  Hotel, Burfield Road.  Attempted van break.  Crow bar possibly used to force side door.  Nothing stolen.
23/1  Wednesday 9.55 p.m.  Hotel, Burfield Road.  A witness saw a van in the car park acting suspiciously and disturbed them.  As a response the offenders threw a brick which smashed their rear windscreen.
 
 
We are currently experiencing high calls for service on 101. 
 
Please consider using our online reporting system but please note this reporting tool is not for use where a crime happening right now, the suspect is still at the scene, or anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger.
 
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/
 

 
 
 
Eyes, 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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‘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, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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