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This message is dated Friday 7th February 2020 - Ascot

Alert message sent 07/02/2020 16:11:00

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This message is dated Friday 7th February 2020 for Ascot.
 
FIRST - NO CRIME TO REPORT IN THE LAST 48 HOURS !
 
NO BURGLARIES
 
AND
 
NO CARS BROKEN INTO.

 
FIRST:  Another disabled parking scam - this time in the High Street.  A visually impaired driver approached the road with the new parking meters.  A man came up saying he was one of the new parking attendants and the aggrieved needed to pay using his bank card.  He guided the aggrieved to the machine and asked him to insert his bank card.  After doing that, he fake attendant told him that he had to say his PIN number to the machine.  He then said it had not worked and that his card had been retained.  Did he have another card ?  The aggrieved gave him a second card and spoke his PIN number to the machine.  The fake attendant, then said that card had also been retained..  Would he mind waiting there for 30 minutes, until the next attendant arrived, who would be able to retrieve the cards.
 
The fake attendant then retrieved the cards and made several attempts to make withdrawals, but they were declined.
 
Please be on your guard - this is the second disabled driver targeted by a parking scam.

 
DON’T LET IT BE YOU !

 
 
I put out last week details of Honor Ryan’s (from the Trading Standards Scambuster Group) appearances on local Radio.ITV news has now highlighted the work of Trading Standards to combat cyber crime and there is a photo of Honor online - so that you can put a face to a name !
 
https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-02-06/india-based-company-conning-people-with-phone-calls/
 
ALSO, this came in from Honor:
 
Hello Jeff
 
Something for your alert from the national consumer service which provides immediate civil advice. 
 
All calls are then shared to relevant local Trading Standards service as notifications (if civil) or referrals (if criminal).
 
There is also a new additional line which is specifically for reporting scams only.
Consumer Service - 0808 223 1133
Scams Action - 0808 250 5050  
Honor
 

 
CRIME:
ASCOT:

ascotnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SUNNINGDALE:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
SUNNINGHILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
NORTH ASCOT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

 
 
MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:
 
FIRST: from Tony

 
Hi Jeff
 
Just had a recorded message saying there has been an unauthorised withdrawal of £600 from my Mastercard account and to counteract this - please press One.
 
New one on me, but I guess quite common.
 
Cheers
 
This seems to me a current scam type.  As always the answer is:
 
DON’T DO IT !
 
NEXT: from Karen

 
She has received an email from Uber.  Could she please re-set her password - Please click on the link.
 
There are then 2 more links.  One for more information and assistance and another to give you more control over your account !!
 
DON’T DO IT - DON’T LET IT BE YOU !
 
 
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/
 
follow us on Facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/TVPWindsorandMaidenhead
 
Eyes, ears.....and Brain
 
Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

 
“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”

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

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