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This message is dated Wednesday 26th February 2020 - Windsor

Alert message sent 26/02/2020 15:17:00

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This message is dated Wednesday 26th February 2020 for Windsor.
FIRST:  VisaV, who wrote and manage the TVP Alert system, recently sent out a questionnaire.  Many have reported it to me and asked if it was genuine.  Agreed it was an unsolicited email, asking you to CLICK on the LINK below, which we keep saying you must not do - but you can be re-assured, it was genuine and was aimed at improving the service they deliver.
 NEXT: Another Windows, Microsoft BT scam - your computer is running slowly.
This was a standard scam call, from ‘The BT Pro Care Team.  The aggrieved felt they sounded genuine, so when they asked him to type some code into his computer and press enter - HE DID SO !  They said it was some routines to help monitor the computer speed.  A remote Screen appeared and he could see them moving things about from their offices.
They then asked him to insert his debit card details and PIN numbers - WHICH HE DID.  They needed his card and bank details to refund him £204 in compensation which was due because his computer was in fact running too slowly.
Later the aggrieved became suspicious about the whole experience and phoned BT, who confirmed it was a scam.  He then phoned his bank who confirmed the scam, cancelled and stopped all the cards.  It was a relief to hear that no money had been withdrawn from any of the bank accounts he had given them !!!.
He has now changed all his passwords to make sure they cannot access anything in the future.
This is another example that we have not spread the message far and widely enough !  There are still people out there who are unaware of the Microsoft / BT - your computer is running slowly scam - one of our most prevalent, some people getting several calls a week !
Please spread the message - this could have been devastating for this victim !

25/2  Tuesday 3.30 p.m.  Park Street.  Bike locked to the guardsman statue stolen.  A silver, Raleigh bike.
24/2 - 25/2  Monday 5 p.m. / Tuesday 8.30 a.m.  Vale Road.  A whacker plate, grinder and jet wash have been stolen from a building site.

Brilliant meeting last night with the W. I. in Wraysbury Village Hall.  I was there with your local PCSO Les Bradfield.  Les talked about his role and local crime trends and figures, I covered, how to contact the police, crime prevention re burglaries & car crime and after a drinks break - scams and frauds.  If you would like me to come and talk to your group to talk about how to prevent yourself becoming a victim, email me at my police email below.  My thanks to all those that attended - it was standing room only - for a very useful - and - entertaining evening.

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.
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The Windsor & Ascot NHW Association is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the various parishes of Windsor & Ascot. Its Facebook page (@WindsorAscotNHW) has achieved a reach of over 24,000 people in the past month alone, and is receiving multiple enquires from interested residents. In the last few months more than ten new NHW schemes have been set up with active Coordinators, and residents within those scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
One such initiative is the introduction of free home security surveys conducted by a local PCSO, who will assess the security of your property for any potential vulnerability, and will make recommendations on what you can do to improve your safety and security. They will also offer very useful security items such as a variety of alarms, handbag bells and cables, fake TVs, etc., all of which are available, at no cost, courtesy of Thames Valley Police for those who cannot afford to purchase their own. They can further refer you to NHW for the supply and installation of additional security items such as door chains, magnified spy holes, etc., also at no cost to those who can’t afford them.
If you are interested in a free home security survey please firstly join your nearest NHW scheme via by entering your postcode, and if there is not a scheme in your area you can set one up very easily. Then you can submit a request for a survey to
For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot
NHW Multi-Scheme Administrator, Paul Ghent, at
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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