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This message is dated Friday 4th September 2020 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 04/09/2020 13:35:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


CHECKING A HYPERLINK WITH AN iPad:
 
I knew someone out there would know the answer.  I have received this from John - It is not a simple as with a computer / normal laptop - but it is possible with an iPad:
 
Hi Jeff,
Assuming you are using the Apple supplied email program, you can look at the ‘issuing email address’ and also ‘a link’, if there is one.
 
If you press firmly on the ‘From’ name, then release, you’ll get a pop-up dialogue box, showing the email address.
 
Similarly, pressing on a ‘link’ and releasing, will reveal the real address.
 
Best Wishes
John
 
Thanks John, not as easy as ‘hovering’ over an email / Link, but it is still possible, to see the real sender.

NEXT:  Last year we made some Fraud Warning videos, using local actors, who were acting out what actually happened.  They did a brilliant job and bring the message home:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOXBhgRV38Y&feature=youtu.be
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g0CFATxOqE&feature=youtu.be
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss3KY29vyeo&feature=youtu.be

 
For more scam and fraud information, please go to Action Fraud, where there is a lot more details about specific scams and frauds.
 
We do have an issue with people losing waste amounts of money on investment frauds.  NEVER DEAL WITH ANYONE WHO COLD CALLS OFFERING BRILLIANT RETURNS ON MONEY INVESTED.  IF IS SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - IT IS EITHER CRIMINAL, OR A SCAM !!!
 
If you have invested with someone who cold called have a look at this page on the Action Fraud website.  Billions of pounds are lost in these scams.
 
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud-category/financial-investment
 
If having read the details on those pages and feel you may have been a victim, your first port of call may be Trading Standards, who are extremely helpful and run our Scambuster Team, offering advice and support.
 
DON’T LET IT BE YOU
 
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
 
 
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
3/9  Thursday 1.50 a.m.  Wellington Road.  A Land Rover Defender was stolen from the drive.  This was reported to the police, who immediately entered the car’s index onto their ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) database.  The car drove past an ANPR camera in Reading, pinging up as stolen and was stopped by local police.  The driver was arrested upon suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and the car recovered.  A brilliant cross border partnership, working well.  Ref. No:  43200275097
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
31/8 - 3/9  Ray Park Road.  The owner found their car window smashed - vandalism.  Ref. No:  43200275463
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST
maidenheadwestgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
1/9 - 2/9  Tuesday 4 p.m. / Wednesday 4 p.m.  Berries Road, Cookham.  Burglary.  Glass in front door smashed with a boot scraper to enter the property.  Search of whole house, jewellery and headphones stolen.  A red Seat Altea was seen acting suspiciously in the area prior to the burglary.  Ref. No:  43200274305
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
1/9 - 2/9  Tuesday midday / Wednesday 8 a.m.  Courthouse Road.  Garage break - 2 bikes stolen.  1.  A red BMC Team Machine.  2.  A lime Green Norco Threshhold, bike.  Ref. No:  43200274475
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:

NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
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   June 2020


The Maidenhead Police Area NHW Association continues to flourish and is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the town and its surrounding areas. Many new schemes have been established over the past year and, thanks to a number of new active Coordinators and despite lockdown,  Neighbourhood Watch in Maidenhead has continued to be active during these past months and a number of new schemes have been started and others expanded.  Areas which may not have been fully covered in the past but now are, or are much improved, include:-   Calders Close, Grosvenor Drive, Ray Park Avenue, Somerford Close, Brampton Ct, In the Ray, Leighton Gardens, Camperdown, Addison Ct, Ray Mill Road East, The Pagoda, Grant Lane, Clappers Meadow, Boulters Ct, Boulters Lane, Boulters Gardens, Lower Cookham Road (A4094) (Between boulters lock and boulters carpark), Boulters Island, Horton Close, Waltham St Lawrence Parish, The Paddock, St Margaret’s Road, Lees Close, Auckland Close, Juniper Drive  and others.
Residents within these 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.
 
If you have any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Maidenhead Multi-Scheme Administrator, John Diack at johndiack@hotmail.com.

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

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