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This message is dated Friday 7th June 2019

Alert message sent 07/06/2019 11:56:00

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This message is dated Friday 7th June 2019 for Windsor.
 
 
CRIME:
WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR:
centralwindsorneighbourhoodteam@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
3/5 - 6/5  Monday noon / Thursday 3 p.m.  Attempted garage break.  Tools used to try and force lock.  No entry gained and nothing stolen.
5/6  Wednesday 6.25 p.m.  School Car Park, Maidenhead Road.  Attempt to steal a locked up bike stolen from a bike rack.  Parents attended the school and saw a person in the bike racks with a set of bolt croppers.  They shouted and he jumped on the bike and tried to ride off.  The offender bumped into the witness as he tried to get away and fell off the bike, but made off.  He is described as black, young, afro hair, 5’10’’wearing a royal blue top, yellow, green, black shorts with a black back pack.
6/6  Thursday 4 p.m. / 4.10 p.m.  Thames Street.  Bike propped up against a pole in the street stolen.  A black & blue, Giant Fastroad SL3, hybrid bike.
 
ETON & ETON WICK:
5/6  Wednesday 5.30 p.m. / 7.10 p.m.  High Street, Eton.  Bike locked to railings stolen.  A valuable black & silver, Focus Bikes Cycle Cross mountain bike.
 
WINDSOR WEST
windsorwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
4/6 - 5/6  Tuesday 2 p.m. / Wednesday 9 a.m.  Cranbourne Avenue.  Garage break - entered by unknown means - lawnmower and strimmer stolen.
6/6  Thursday 2 p.m.  Hayse Hill.  Scooter stolen from an external cupboard.  Lock forced.
6/6  0.30 a.m. / 7.20 a.m.  Copper Beech Close.  Silver Hyundai Accent index FJ ** OVP stolen from outside a house.  The car has driven through ANPR cameras on its way to Slough.
 
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
3/6 - 5/6  Monday 7 p.m. / Wednesday 8.30 a.m.  Cornel House, Osborne Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - inside searched rear seats pulled down and a bag stolen containing medical instruments.
6/6  Thursday 3.15 a.m.  Hotel car Park, Kings Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - Golf clubs and shoes stolen.
 
WINDSOR EAST
windsoreastnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
1/2 - 6/6  The Avenue, Wraysbury.  Car went for MOT and they discovered the spare wheel had been stolen from underneath.
 
OLD WINDSOR:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:
 
FIRST RE THE HMRC SCAM TELEPHONE CALLS:
 
Hello Jeffrey
 
I had a call today at 1750hrs, a recorded message, saying I was being investigated by the Inland Revenue and my details had been fraudulently used to obtain a tax refund and to press 1 and leave my details.
 
I didn't of course, so just thought I would share with you. The number was displayed as +44 300 200 6822.
Regards
John
 
Thanks John,
 
The +44 means it was an international call. Generally, people recognise and won't answer international calls, so the scammers have the ability to display fake local numbers, on phone displays !!
 
NEXT: A request for money to pay for an desperate operation in Africa, forwarded supposedly, from Tony’s brother:
 
Hi Jeff,
 
This could be of interest to you, as I received from a valid Yahoo Email Account/address. It is obviously a scam, but it shows the length scammers will go to fool people.
The Email was supposing, from my brother, but because we both live at the same address, I knew immediately that something wasn't right.  The Email also contains spelling and grammatical errors and my brother, would never send an Email like this to anyone.
When I left clicked on the sender name - which was my brother's full name - and the email address the that came up, WAS his.  Which would convince people it was a genuine request, from someone they knew.
 
I have managed, after some annoying problems to get into the Yahoo account, as the scammers had also changed the password. I also will be getting in touch with Yahoo, in an attempt to find out what happened.
 
My main concern is other people who have Yahoo email accounts, which could also have been compromised and be sending this type of Email, to everyone in their personal address books, without their knowledge. 
 
Have attached just a copy and paste version of the Email, as I did not want to send you the full version, as it could have contained a virus, and anyway there was also an attachment which could have been dangerous if opened.
 
 Regards
 
Tony
 
Many thanks Tony, emails can be hacked and this is very similar to an old one we all know about - ‘I am crying as I write this email from - wherever - we are on holiday but yesterday we were robbed and all our money was stolen ……………….  These have been very common and are the result, not of a virus, which would be caught by our virus protection software, but a Trojan, which slips under the radar, infects a computer and sends tout these tyopes of messages.
 
This email does say it comes from Tony’s brother.  It goes on to say he is involved with a charity programme working in Asia and Africa.  It’s aim is to save innocent children from diseases and renal failure etc.etc.  You cannot send donations - BUT - if you respond to this email, by clicking on the link and sending him your bank details …… he will send the account number for donations !
 
ANYTHING LIKE THIS - DON’T CLICK ON ANY LINKS, DON’T OPEN ATTACHMENTS - AND - DON’T SEND YOUR BANK DETAILS !!!
 
One from Alan:
 
It just says - Dear Customer - your online ID and information has been changed.  To make sure this was genuine …….. Click on the link below …
 
DON’T DO IT !
 
 
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
 
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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.  For more details, contact Colin Meads, the NHW MSA for Windsor at:
 
meads@dsl.pipex.com
 
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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