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This message is dated Monday 24th June 2019 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 24/06/2019 16:03:00

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This message is dated Monday 24th June 2019 for Maidenhead.
 
FIRST - ANOTHER CASE OF THE SEXTORTION SCAM:
 
I put warning out a couple of weeks ago about a man who was approached on Facebook, by a woman he did not know.  The conversed for a brief time and then the conversation became flirty and she removed clothing.  She then encouraged him to carry out a sex act on camera.  As soon as he had done this, she informed him that she had filmed him and unless he paid her a large amount of money, she would send it to all his Facebook contacts.  We do have a problem with young people at school sending inappropriate intimate photos of themselves, to friends.  We have done a lot of youth intervention work in schools, talking about this and the consequences, when the photos are then circulated.
 
We did not know we had to do as much work with adults acting is a rather silly manner with people they do not know.
 
Another case has come in today.
 
Exactly the same scenario.  The victim was approached on Facebook, by a woman he did not know.  The conversations quickly became flirtatious and again the man was encouraged to carry out a sex act, which the woman videoed.  The woman then told him, she would publish to video to all his contacts on Facebook, if he didn’t transfer £15,000 to a bank account in Ivory Coast.
 
As you can imagine, he feels very foolish, when having to explain all this to police officers !
 
I have now reported this scam twice !  It is obviously happening all the time and men are being entrapped.
 
DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU !
 
 
This has gone out in Windsor, but it is a reminder of what is going on elsewhere across the Borough.  If you are interested in converting yourself from just receiving messages, to setting up a NHW scheme, just make contact with Colin.  His email, is at the bottom of this message.
 
Can I thank all those that attended our NHW Start up meeting in Wharf Road Wraysbury, on Friday evening.  It was standing room only.  Colin Meads the NHW MSA (he deals with all NHW matters in Windsor & Ascot - applications to start a scheme, or just a question about why you should set up / join a scheme - his contact details, are at the bottom of this message) talked about why joining NHW is so important and how to run a scheme to be really effective, to protect everyone that lives there.  I then did my Crime Prevention bit, covering Burglary, Car Crime, Scams & Frauds.  Those registered to get my messages, were well informed and protected.  A lot of people there had not been signed up and knew very little about current crime trends and how to protect themselves from them.  They weren’t clued up, about current scams and frauds !  It quickly became apparent, that everyone needs to be on my system, to keep them safe and prevent them, from falling victim, to our Opportunist Offenders.  Tell everyone you know to go onto www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk to sign up.  It only takes seconds and it can prevent someone- a friend, neighbour, work colleague, relative, suffering the distress of being a victim of crime.
 
 
CRIME
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
23/6 - 24/6  Sunday 5 p.m. / Monday 6 a.m.  Unit, Stafferton Way Business Park.  Locks have been removed from a storage unit - nothing taken.
23/6 - 24/6  Sunday 8.15 p.m. / Monday 10.15 a.m.  Addison Court.  Car badly keyed.
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST
maidenheadwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
23.6  Sunday 2 a.m. - 7.30 a.m. Church Hill, White Waltham.  Attempted garage break.  A witness reports finding a garage door forced - no entry gained.
22/6  Saturday 5.25 a.m.  Restaurant Car Park, Bisham Road, Bisham X 2.  1.  The owner of one car reporting his car passenger window smashed and laptop and bag stolen.  2.  Laptop and travel bag stolen.
21/6 - 22/6  Friday 9.30 a.m. / Saturday 1.30 p.m.  Club Car park, Odney Lane, Cookham.  Car rear windscreen smashed.  Laptop stolen.
23/6  Sunday 4.10 p.m.  Golf Range Car Park, Cookham.  Car passenger window smashed - Macbook and iPad stolen.
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
22/6 Saturday  midnight / 9 a.m.  Moorside Close, Padlocks on the gates at the bottom of the park have been removed.  Please be alert to anything like this as it may be the precursor to an unauthorised encampment !!!
20/6 - 21/6  Thursday 1 p.m. / Friday 9 a.m.  Courthouse Road.  Red Vauxhall Astra, index MU ** TGJ, stolen from the road.
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
22/6  Saturday 2 p.m. / 4 p.m.  Cricket Club Car Park.  Highway Road.  An offender removed the aggrieved’s car keys from his bag by the pitch.  Entered his car and stole his wallet.
 
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
 
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
 
please follow us on Facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/TVPWindsorandMaidenhead
 
 
Over the last few months, NHW in Maidenhead has seen a resurgence in interest and activity.  Existing schemes have been revitalised and new schemes have been set up with many new members joining.  We welcome the residents of Stafferton Way, Stafferton Link, Greenfields, Alpine Close, Green Lane, Bartletts Lane, The Fieldings, Moneyrow Green, Forest Green, Dairy Court, Ivy Close, Boyn Hill Close, Ray Park Road, Kingswood Court, Walker Road, Clifton Close, Braywick Road, Berries Road, Vicarage Close, Kimbers Lane, Manor Lane and Grubwood Lane among many others, who have joined the Association and are helping make a difference to the community by creating, for us all, a safer place to live. 
 
To find your nearest NHW scheme please go to
 
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/wsi/watch-schemes-initiatives/neighbourhood-watch/
 
Or
 
OurWatch.org
 
Simply enter your postcode and join.
 
Alternatively, you could start a Scheme yourself, in your own street. Just sign in, register and map your area, or contact the Scheme Administrator for Maidenhead,  John Diack   at    johndiack@hotmail.com

 
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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