This message is dated Wednesday 18th November 2020 - Ascot
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This message is dated Wednesday 18th November 2020 for Ascot.
NO CRIME TO REPORT IN THE LAST 48 HOURS
NO CARS BROKEN INTO
FIRST: - ANOTHER COURIER FRAUD IN MAIDENHEAD:
16/11 Monday 1 p.m. An elderly resident received a phone call from someone, saying they were from her bank. To convince her they were genuine, they confirmed her name and address. The man went on to say that they had discovered problems with and abuse of her Debit card and. They then asked her for security, for her card details and they also needed to confirm her PIN number - which she gave them. They then said they would organise a courier to collect her card and send a replacement by Wednesday. At 2 p.m., a courier arrived and she handed over the card. The aggrieved’s daughter phoned later that day and this came out. The bank were immediately informed and the card stopped, but there had been three charges on the account. The last was for a large amount and was classified as ‘Pending’, which the bank could not cancel. An investigation is ongoing.
NEXT: ANOTHER SEXTORTION CASE !!!
A man met a woman who lived in America online. After a few messages, she suggested chatting outside the App. This they did and shortly she sent ‘intimate’ photos of herself and asked him to do likewise ………. Which he did.
Immediately she sent a demand for money - or ….
He has not sent any money. PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS BE YOU.
NEVER SAY, WRITE OR DO ANYTHING ONLINE, YOU WOULD NOT BE HAPPY FOR YOUR WORK COLLEAGUES, / FAMILY TO SEE !
NEXT: I have had a lot of enquiries re garage breaks and how to protect them as people do store valuable items in them.
There are several ways of protecting garage doors. There are mechanisms installed in the roof opening bars, but more effectively - because they are such a visible deterrent are ‘Garage Defenders’ These are sunk into and cemented into the ground in front of garage doors - they are usually bright red solid T bars - which prevent the door from being opened. There is a simple locking mechanism, for their release.
They are available from most large online retailers and with a bag of ‘postcrete, fast drying cement, can generally be fitted by anyone, handy with tools.
Also - we recommend ‘Shed Alarms’ for garages as well as sheds. Again easily available, from online retailers. These are inexpensive, need no fitting, as they are battery operated and can be placed on a shelf. They are fobbed on and off, as you go in or out, sound at 110 decibels and have a heat and movement sensor. They are brilliant. 110 decibels in a confined shed / garage, is really loud in the early hours and will make anyone immediately make off !
If you have a van containing valuable tools, you cannot unpack at night - think about one of these PIR sensor shed alarms, placed in the back - 110 decibels in the back of a metal Transit van - will sound even louder !
NEXT SOME REALLY VALUABLE FREE ONLINE TRAINING AVAILABLE !!
Please can you promote the following online zoom training open to anyone in the voluntary and community sector.
Monday 23rd November :
Sustainability for the Voluntary Sector through and Beyond Covid/
Safeguarding Children Training
Wed 25th Nov: Volunteer Passport: Equality and Diversity Training
Tuesday 1st December: Conflict Resolution Training
Wed 2nd December: Volunteer Passport: Boundaries and Confidentiality
Tuesday 8th December: Roles and Responsibilities of a Trustee
Wed 9th December: Volunteer Passport: Adult Safeguarding Training
Sat 12th December: Healthy Eating Workshop: Looking after your Nutrition and Wellbeing
Tuesday 15th December: 1:1 Fundraising Advice and Information Sessions
Thursday 21st January: Adult Dyslexia Awareness Training
You can register your place today via:
WAM Gets Involved/Slough CVS
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
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
FIRST: Into my police inbox - addressed to ‘hello my good friend’ - almost binned immediately. It goes on to thank me for my help in the past, but there is still $850,000 in the account and if I email his secretary - and there is an email address provided with my full personal details and details of my bank account - he will organise a transfer of a portion of that money - ‘and share the joy’ !!!
Needless to say - it was binned - I followed my own advice !
NEXT: A SCAM RE GRANTS:
I had this email today. It explained that I could apply for 2 grants available for 3 month periods. There is a link below - ‘Apply Now’ - and the money will be in your account within 6 days !!
The English and spelling is poor, I knew it was a scam and binned it.
DON’T DO IT - DON’T LET IT BE YOU.
NEXT AN AMAZON SCAM:
Interesting scam recently - "Amazon", has been trying to scam me for months now (several calls a week), but it's just a computerised voice.
On Saturday, a real person called me. I said "I don't have an Amazon Prime account" (actually another member of our household does, but not my surname and I sure as hell wasn't going to tell her that!).
Anyway, she said, "so how do we have your address and phone number then?" - "Err electoral register and phone book ?" I hung up at this point - she seemed perplexed that I had a brain, it seems.
Thanks Alan - Breathe, think, take your time and just put the phone down !
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org