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This message is dated Wednesday 2nd September 2020 - Ascot

Alert message sent 02/09/2020 15:01:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


A GOOD 48 HOURS - ONLY ONE CRIME TO REPORT
 
NO BURGLARIES
 
AND
 
NO CARS BROKEN INTO
 
CRIME:

 
I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.
 
I have added a new email address below.  The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team.  The second is to our investigation team.  Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.
 
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 
ASCOT:
ascotgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SUNNINGDALE:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
SUNNINGHILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
NORTH ASCOT:

2/9  Wednesday Burleigh Road.  Building site entered and a lazer and disk cutter stolen.  Ref. No:  43200274048
 
 
MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:
 
Hi Jeff
 
I’ve had a couple of suspicious phone calls recently; the last from someone offering loft insulation under “the Government’s Loft Insulation scheme”.
I was suspicious, because there was a long gap between my picking up the phone and any voice from the other end.  I just put the phone down and dialled 1471 - unsurprisingly, the number does not exist.
 
Best wishes
G
As always - if you did not generate the call, it is not rude - but the best thing to do - just replace the receiver - even if they are speaking !
 
NEXT: THE ELECTRICAL CABLES UNDER THE GARDEN SCAM - IT APPEARS TO BE VERY COMMON !
 
Hello Jeffrey
My neighbour has just received a paper letter about electric cables underneath his property which I have told him, is a scam.
The letter suggests that he would ,get £150 rental !
They are clearly after bank information.  I showed him your recent report about such letters and I hope he will shred the letter.
‘C’
 
Excellent advice - pass this onto everyone who might fall victim to it !
 
NEXT: Another DVLA Scam
 
‘A’ has received an email from the DVLA apparently.  It says that their information is not up to date and contains some ‘irregularities in her profile’ and they would like her to update her full details by clicking on the LINK.
 
If she doesn’t - there is always a threat to make you panic - her driving licence will be suspended !!
 
So she was to click on the link and fill out all her current and correct personal details !!!
 
Thanks ‘A’
 
DON’T DO IT - DON’T LET IT BE YOU !!!!
 
NEXT:
  Some techy assistance
 
If you get a suspect email containing a Link.  I have suggested you simply place your cursor over the Link - don’t click it - and the real address, hidden behind the Hyperlink, will show.
 
I have received this from ‘A’
 
Hi Jeff
 
I’m reluctant to click on the link in this email - just in case.   Could be I’ve been in touch previously whilst checking family history, but I don’t think, it is legit!
 
You’ve mentioned before about hovering the mouse over an email address but this doesn’t seem to work on an iPad.
 
‘A’
 
I don’t have an iPad - can someone let us know if that is true ???  In this case, I can see where the link goes - to a marketing company !
 
NEXT: Another one from ‘A’, being publicized on her Next door website
 
Hi Jeff.
 
 Are you aware of another scam call going around and using a local 01344 number ?
 
It is supposedly to do with insulation, and they’re being a real nuisance.   There are a lot of comments on our local ‘Nextdoor’ site.
 
Regards ‘A’
 
NEXT:
A reminder about fake £50 notes:
 
Hello Jeff,
 
Just a reminder for people - especially shop keepers - to keep an eye out for fake £50.00 notes, which are circulating the area.
 
They are very good copies and would easily pass as genuine, without thorough checking.
 
Regards ‘R’
 
 
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 lockdown has resulted in many neighbourhoods drawing closer together in supporting local residents with needs, and in neighbours spending a lot more time talking to each other over fences or across the road. This has improved community spirit to no end, and a great way to keep this spirit alive is for residents to join their local Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or start up a new scheme if there is not already one covering their respective street.

Neighbourhood Watch is not just about looking out the window and being alert for any crime in the neighbourhood, it is much more than that. It serves as a valuable resource for crime prevention, in supporting the Police with things such as local home security surveys, installing crime prevention aids in homes for the vulnerable and elderly especially, helping those vulnerable and elderly residents with any other needs, and in drawing residents together in supporting one another.
 
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) is receiving multiple enquiries from interested residents and serves as a means to highlight local issues relating to crime and residents in need. New NHW schemes are continuously being 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.
 
To search for your nearest NHW scheme, or to set up a new scheme, visit www.ourwatch.org.uk and enter your postcode. 

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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