This message is dated Friday 24th January 2020 - Ascot
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This message is dated Friday 24th January 2020 for Ascot.
FIRST - YET ANOTHER COURIER FRAUD IN MAIDENHEAD:
21/1 Wednesday 2 p.m. An elderly resident was called by a man who said he was PC Simmonds, a police officer, based at Hammersmith Police Station. There was fraud going on at her Building Society, someone was passing counterfeight currency and they need her assistance. To make sure the call was genuine, could she put the phone down and dial 999 and give his name to the call taker. This she did and the call taker confirmed that PC Simmonds was a real police officer working in the Fraud Squad. She was then told to go to her building society and take out her savings - £2,000. She wasn’t to touch the money as they would fingerprint the notes to see who at the building society was involved. She did this and was told a man called Chris, would call to collect the money. She also received a code word, Chris would give her to show he was genuine. Chris arrived and collected the cash !
It wasn’t till the next day it dawned on her that she had been scammed and called the police.
OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE STILL NOT SPREAD THIS MESSAGE WIDELY ENOUGH !
NEXT: THE OLD CAR PARK SCAM !
An Ascot resident, was shopping at a large local supermarket yesterday at 4 p.m.. As she loaded her car, she was distracted by someone. Later she found her purse had been stolen. By 4.20 p.m. £1,500 had been withdrawn from her account !
PLEASE BE ON YOUR GUARD - DON’T LET IT BE YOU !!
22/1 Wednesday 8 a.m. Supermarket car Park. The aggrieved thinks her purse was stolen after loading her car and was replacing her trolley. Money was removed from her account using the stolen cards almost immediately. They have now been stopped.
23/1 Thursday 6 p.m. / 8.50 p.m. High Street. Handbag and overnight bag stolen. Bank cards have been cancelled.
I have had this in from one of our members !
Thursday 23rd January anytime between 6pm-9pm - Car Park opposite a restaurant in Sunninghill,.
My car has been broken into ! The passenger side window has been smashed with a rock and all my valuables have been stolen from inside.
I parked at the car park opposite a restaurant in Sunninghill at 6pm, later to come back at 9pm, to see my car had been broken into with all belongings stolen. (This includes my phone, my purse which contains cards and cash, trainers, hair straighteners, clothes, make up and a lot of personal belongings).
I have reported the incident to the police but there is not much they can do at this stage. If anyone can help at all, please get in contact with Jeff.
I’m lost for words!
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
23/1 Thursday 5.30 p.m. / 8 p.m. Queen’s Square Ascot Business Park. Attempted bike theft. An offender had drilled through the bike lock - unsuccessfully.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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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: www.fb.me/WindsorAscotNHW 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 www.ourwatch.org.uk, 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 WindsorAscotNHW@gmail.com”