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This message is dated Monday 13th January 2020 - Ascot

Alert message sent 13/01/2020 15:44:00

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This message is dated Monday 13th January 2020 for Ascot.
A relative, reported that her elderly father had received a telephone call from a man, saying he was 'PC Eric Cole' from the police.  He was told to verify that the call was genuine, by putting the phone down and dialling 999 and asking for him.  This he did, but of course, the Fraudster did not terminate the call, but handed the receiver over to an accomplice who pretended to be the police call taker.  When the victim, put the phone down to redial 999, the call was still connected.
‘PC Cole’ explained that there had been some fraudulent use of his credit cards.  He would cancel them for him.  Details were passed over the PC Cole said he would send a courier over to collect them.  Would he please put them in an envelope and hand them to the courier which he would organise for Monday 13th between 10 a.m. / 12 noon.  The victim, told the relative what was happening.  She explained it was a scam and called the police.  PCSO Les Bradfield will be with the victim this morning in case the Courier arrives.
Please let everyone you know how this works and if they get a call from the police to say there has been fraud on their cards, to contact someone they trust before taking any action.
10/1  Friday 6.05 p.m.  Lady Margaret Road.  Burglary.  The owner was sitting at home when the heard the side door open.  She thought it was a family member returning.  She then went to investigate and saw a man standing in the garden.  She shouted and the man jumped over the fence and made off.  Nothing stolen.  Do you live nearby - do you have CCTV or a video doorbell ?  If so please make contact with us quoting Niche reference number 43200011019.
11/1 - 12/1  Saturday 10 p.m. / Sunday 10.30 p.m.  Flat, London Road.  Burglary.  A witness reported that their dog started to bark in the garden and they went to investigate.  They could see that a neighbour’s flat windows had been smashed.  The police attended immediately and checked it out.  The flat is presently unoccupied, but had been searched.  Nothing stolen.

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“The Windsor & Ascot Neighbourhood Watch Association‘s aim is to encourage participation in NHW in the Windsor & Ascot parish areas, with a particular focus on increasing safety for residents, preventing scams, fraud and cybercrime, and assisting our elderly and vulnerable neighbours.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team areas covered by the W&A NHW Association are: Windsor Central (Windsor Inner, Eton & Eton Wick), Windsor West (The Clewers, Dedworth, Oakley Green), Windsor East (Old Windsor, Datchet, Horton, Wraysbury) and Ascot (Ascot, Sunningdale and Sunninghill).
The Association also has a Facebook page: which you can Like and Follow to keep track of local NHW news.
Residents of these areas are encouraged to join the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association by signing up on, using their postcodes to find the most appropriate NHW scheme to become a member of. 
For more information please contact the Multi-Scheme Administrator for Windsor & Ascot NHW, Paul Ghent at”

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

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