This message is dated Monday 2nd March 2020 - Ascot
Alert message sent 02/03/2020 14:58:00
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This message is dated Monday 2nd March 2020 for Ascot.
FIRST: YET ANOTHER SEXTORTION - This time the victim is a man only 19 years old !
It started when he went online to an adult sexually explicit website. He began a conversation with a woman online and she asked him if he would like to join her in a video call ? He did this and there was some explicit talk, to a blond woman. She said she was having an issue with her internet and suggested they use skype and Facebook Messenger. He granted her access to those sites. Her Facebook page, ‘appeared’ to relate to a woman called Dana, who lived in Somerset.
They then took part in explicit sexual activity, using the video link. As soon as this was completed, the ‘woman’ sent a screenshot of what had been going on, including facial shots with a demand for £300, or ‘she’ would share the footage with everyone on his Facebook page.
The messages demanding money were in very poor English. The victim was then instructed to download Western Union and Moneygram software to make the payments, which were addressed to someone called Raziel in the Philippines !
The advice the victim has been given, is to close down his Facebook page completely and block any further communication with ‘Raziel’. Police investigation shows the profile of Raziel, is in fact in Pakistan.
This is a worldwide scam and as it is online, it is very difficult to track who is who and as in this case, the girl may be in one country as part of a group of scammers based around the world, to prevent anyone being caught. She - may even be a man, posing through texting as a woman !! BE CAREFUL.
THE ADVICE AS ALWAYS - DO NOT DO THIS !
We have had cases of both men and women becoming victims of this, from all age ranges.
DON’T DO IT - DON’T LET IT BE YOU !
DO NOT SAY, WRITE OR - DO - ANYTHING ONLINE, YOU WOULD NOT BE HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SEE, HEAR AND READ !
27/2 - 28/2 Thursday 3 p.m. / Friday 7 a.m. Golf Clubs, Cross Road. Attempt to steal 2 John Deere 2500 triple mowers. The ignition systems had been tampered with. One had been moved a few feet.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
28/2 Friday 1.35 p.m. Cheapside Road. Burglary in progress. CCTV showed three men all wearing black with baseball caps going up to the house. One man used his sleeve to cover his finger to ring the doorbell, numerous times. The other men put on gloves and go inside. 2 minutes later they make off at speed towards Ascot High Street. The police received several calls from witnesses reporting this and attended immediately. They arrived before the owner returned. Tool marks found around the front door frame. Nothing appears to have been stolen.
29/2 - 1/3 Saturday 2 p.m. / Sunday 10 a.m. Burglary. Oliver Road. Burglary. Entry via forced rear French windows. Untidy search of the whole house. Not known if anything stolen.
29/2 - 1/3 Saturday 5 a.m. / Sunday 12.40 p.m. Highgrove Avenue. Burglary. Entry gained to flat through forced kitchen window. Flat searched - nothing appears to have been stolen.
1/3 Sunday 8.10 p.m. Highgrove Avenue. CCTV shows a man about 45 years old, short dark hair, black & navy quilted jacket, blue jeans walking a small white dog. He knocked the wing mirror from a car causing damage.
1/3 Sunday 1 p.m. / 2.30 p.m. Watersplash Lane, Winkfield. CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - GOLF CLUBS, TROLLEY AND WATERPROOFS stolen.
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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