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This message is dated Wednesday 30th September 2020 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 30/09/2020 15:02:00

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A BRILLIANT 48 HOURS - NO CRIME TO REPORT !
 
NO BURGLARIES
 
AND
 
NO CARS BROKEN INTO.

 
 
FIRST:  This has come in from a very reliable source:
 
Hi Jeff,
 
Not sure if you aware of this one.
 
Philip

 
Please be aware of this, call received by a friend this morning.
 
It went as follows:
 
‘Good afternoon I'm calling from the NHS track and trace service. According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.'
 
'OK. Can you tell me who that person was ?'
 
'I'm not able to tell you that. That is confidential information.'
 
'Right. Um... so ....'
 
'But you do need to be tested within the next 72 hours. So can I just get the best mailing address so that we can send a kit to you ?'
 
'Ok (gives address)'
 
I just need to take a payment card so that we can finalize this and send the kit to you.'
 
'Sorry - a payment card? I thought this was all free under the NHS ?'
 
'No - I'm afraid not. There is a one-off fee of £50 for the kit and test results.
 
Could you read off the long card number for me, please, when you're ready.'
 
'No - that's not right. This is part of the NHS so there's no charge[PJ1] .'
 
'I'm afraid there is. Can you give me the card number please - this is very important, and there are penalties for not complying.'
 
The phone is put down.
 
This is how scammers work. And vulnerable people may fall for it.”
 
Don't fall for it...!  Please share.
Many thanks Philip.
 
JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN IF YOU GET A CALL LIKE THIS.
 
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
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST

maidenheadwestgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
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

 
MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:
 
FIRST
:  From ‘W’  who has received an email from a company saying he has not yet registered for online automatic payslips accounts.
 
He needs to click on the LINK and enter all his payslip details !!!
 
Thanks ‘W’ for the alert.
 
BIN IT - DON’T DO IT - DON’T LET IT BE YOU.
 
NEXT:  more TV Licence scam emails
‘B’ has sent me his email.  Apparently his licence expires tomorrow !  He needs to click on the LINK to complete a new standing order by completing his bank details.  Hovering my cursor over the LINK it shows that the hyperlink is not to the TV Licensing authority, but to an unknown random email address !
BIN IT - DON’T DO IT - DON’T LET IT BE YOU.
 
I have also had this in from George re TV Licence scam emails.  He sent me the photo of the two people he mentions - an elderly couple in national costume !
 
Hi Jeff, 
 
Are these people really from TV licencing ?
 
As I am sure you know, we are receiving these scam emails nearly every day, some more convincing than others.
 
This one, is less convincing than most, but seems so dumb and really amusing.  They sent it from their personal email - which has their photo attached (George attached a screen shot).
 
Kind regards
George
 
The elderly couple are definitely not, the TV Licensing authority !
 
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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