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This message is dated Friday 28th February 2020 - Windsor

Alert message sent 28/02/2020 11:35:00

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This message is dated Friday 28th February 2020 for Windsor.
 
CRIME:
WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR:

windsorcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
27/2  Thursday midnight / 8 p.m.  Leisure Pool Car Park, Stovell Road.  The aggrieved was visiting the gym.  When they finished, they found their bag in their locker had been searched and the wallet and car keys had been stolen.  Outside, they found their van had been stolen. White, Mercedes Sprinter Van, index LO ** LZM stolen.  It has a logo on the side for Premier Concrete Pumping.  There was an attempt to use the cards at a local supermarket, which was declined.
27/2  Thursday 3.30 p.m.  Boys School Car Park, Maidenhead Road.  Locked up bike stolen.  A Trek Marlin bike – WITH FRAME NUMBER !
 
ETON & ETON WICK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
WINDSOR WEST

windsorwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
26/2  midnight / 7.45 p.m.  Springfield Road.  The owner of a car has found screws pushed into the sidewalls of her tyres.
27/2  Thursday midnight / 5.50 p.m.  Hatch Lane.  A car door handle as been ripped from a car.  Does anyone nearby have a video doorbell, which may have caught anyone walking along trying car door handles ??
 
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
WINDSOR EAST

windsoreastnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
27/2 – 28/2  Thursday 4.30 p.m. / Friday 7.45 a.m.  Cricket Club, The Green, Wraysbury.  A witness found various items set on fire on the decking causing damage to the floor planks and astroturf.
26/2  Wednesday 2 p.m.  Windsor Road, Wraysbury.  Attempted burglary.  The owner was at home watching TV, when they heard a loud noise and went to investigate.  Three men had smashed the rear patio doors to the house, but were disturbed and immediately made off.  No entry gained and nothing stolen.
27/2  Thursday 3.30 p.m.  Acacia Avenue, Wraysbury.  Report of a teenager kicking and damaging a fence.
27/2 – 28/2  Thursday 3.30 p.m. / Friday 7.50 a.m.  Penn Road, Datchet.  Car rear window smashed and a stone still on the back seat.  The car does not appear to have been smashed – so criminal damage.
 
OLD WINDSOR:
26/2  Wednesday 12 noon / 1 p.m.  Restaurant Car Park, Straight Road.  BMW Emblem stolen from the bonnet of a car, leaving scratches and damage.
 
MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:
 
JUST IN from James:

 
In response to alert dated 26th February 2020 – Maidenhead
 
Hi Jeff,
 
The unfortunate person who acted on a call from the “BT Pro Care Team” is very likely to still be vulnerable, to future breaches.
 
The computer itself, is likely to be compromised.
 
When this type of attack is initiated, the attacker will create a “hidden” service account, or they will install a key logger and/or other malicious code that compromises the security of the PC.  Changing the user password will have no useful protective qualities at all.
 
In this case, the victim should either completely re-install windows/OSX, on a newly formatted hard drive, or use quality, commercial anti-malware software to remove unwanted programs. If it were me, I’d do the former.
 
Changing passwords will not protect his/her PC. The system should be considered compromised and not used if personal information is present.
 
If you think this is valid information, please pass it to the victim, and make the point in future that changing passwords is of little value after the PC is compromised.
 
What this means, is that once you hand your computer over to someone – these scammers always ask you to do that by typing in some code and pressing enter, they ‘proxy’ your system and create a remote access, hidden amongst the software to enable them to access the computer at any time, without you knowing.
 
If you have every handed your computer over to someone in this way, take it to a computer repair shop to have it re-formatted back to factory settings.
 
Hi Jeff:

 
I too have had a “BT” scammer.  He said that they will be turning off my Internet, because my computer has been hacked. They then asked me to go to my computer and turn it on.  I refused to do that and the conversation started to get nasty.  I told him that I never turn on my computer for a stranger and that he must be a scammer !
 
The other one is Amazon Prime.  I was told that my account has been hacked for about £37.00 and they could put it right, if I turn on my computer.  They get the same treatment from me.  Also I do not have an Amazon Prime account.
 
They are quite persistent and phone up, several days running, but not to-day fortunately.
 
Thank you for helping us to keep safe.
 
Roger
 
 
AND: from Doug:
 
Hi Jeff

 
We have received 3 of these BT calls.
 
The last call we received this morning – we challenged them and said our phone was being tapped by the police as we have received a few of these calls already – then they said “ do you want me to F$%# you!” I hung up.
 
Not sure if this will help but number came up as 02140915403.
 
Thank you.
 
Doug
 
If you have a phone which displays the number, it will usually be fake.  The scammers have software which makes you think the call is local, rather than international – knowing that would make the call suspicious !  If you are unsure, you can always put the number into Googal, that will reveal if it is a real number or one used by scammers.  If you don’t have the number, the first line of the patter will do !
 
NEXT:  From Tracey:
 
Hi Jeff
,
 
I have just had the TV Licence scam – apparently my TV Licence has expired – to renew it now, click on the link.
 
Of course to do that, you would have to fill in details of your bank etc !!!
 
Many thanks Tracey !
 
NEXT: from Tony re investment proposals:

 
The duplicate email set out some investment proposals – with a LINK for more details !!
 
Tony
 
DON’T DO IT – DON’T LET IT BE YOU !!

 
NEXT:  Amazon Prime again:
 
Hello Jeff,

 
I'm not sure if I should be reporting this to you or another of the contact details, but you are doing such a great job and I didn't get caught, so here goes:
 
I just received a call at work telling me my Amazon Prime membership is up for renewal and it will be £79.  If I had any queries to dial 1.
 
I DO have Amazon Prime, but I checked my account on-line and it's not due until August!
 
I suspect this is a great way into people's accounts.
 
Regards
 
Sue
 
Many thanks Sue,

 
If you reported it to Action Fraud, they will record it.  We then 'investigate' as far as possible and we check of the potential victim's welfare, particularly if they have lost money and signpost to support agencies.
 
We can only investigate crimes which occur here - the scams 'crimes' generally occur in the 'cloud' so there is international jurisdiction involved.
 
What we must do, is simply prevent people falling victim, by publicising current scams and frauds and the best way to do that, is not me telling people to put the phone down, but though other people's experiences and advice.
 
Many thanks for letting us know.
 
Jeff
 
 
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

 


NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

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 enquiries from interested residents. In just the last few months 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 join your nearest NHW scheme via www.ourwatch.org.uk 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 HomeSecuritySurveyRequests@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk


For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association at contact@windsorascotnhwa.org.uk
 
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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