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This message is dated Wednesday 25th November 2020 - Ascot

Alert message sent 25/11/2020 13:22:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police



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 -


23/11 – 24/11  Monday 8 p.m. / Tuesday 9 a.m.  London Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS – Glovebox searched and contents strewn in foot well, Bag containing DIY parts and loose change in the centre console stolen.  Ref. No:  43200392334
24/11  Tuesday 11 a.m. / 2 p.m.  New Road.  Dishwasher, boiler and air conditioning unit stolen from the garden.  These are usually stored and secured behind parked cars, but the cars were out for this time.  Ref. No:  43200391851

This is the second time I have received this email.  I have deleted the it, as I know it to be a scam.
Thanks Richard – it follows the standard format
Not personally addressed - It is addressed to his email
Reason for email - It says Payment for Car Tax has failed
Inducement - He has 5 days to pay
Threat - If he fails – they will issue proceedings
Click on the LINK to complete payment details !!

NEXT:-  A delivery scam – with a difference:
Hi Jeff

Just another one to add to the list.
Kind regards
Yvonne forwarded a copy of an email sent to a large number of people, with the request to send it on to everyone you know.  It details a scam saying that you get e note through your door, to say they tried to deliver a parcel, but you were out, so please phone for an appointment for re-delivery.  The email goes on to say the call is to a premium rate number and you will be charged hundreds of pounds for the call.

This is a double scam !  There is no such thing as a premium account which will charge you that much.  These premium rate types of scare scams, have been circulating for years.  It is a form of cyber terrorism, to make us afraid, to raise our anxiety levels, to keep us in a continual state of apprehension and distrust of everything and everyone !
Anything which says – ‘send this onto everyone you know’ – should be binned immediately.

Can I also add – if you are forwarding warnings to large numbers of people – use the ‘bcc’ function in your email.  This sends the message to everyone listed, but hides all the email addresses, from everyone who receives it.  No-one, can see anyone else’s email address.  Some people, may not be happy with you sharing their email address with all and sundry without their express consent – and – if the next person forwards the message to another group, that group are also visible to each other - and - all the email addresses in the original email are still visible !!
NEXT:- Another Council tax scam:

Hi Jeff,
Yet another phishing scam email ...
The message is not addressed personally
It details £155 Council Tax overpayment
He only has 3 days until 27/11 to claim
Or the money will be lost
Click on the link – which looks reasonable – until you hover your cursor over the Link.  Then you can see it is not going to the same place !!!!


NEXT:  More feedback re the Post Office scam:
Hi Jeff

I also had the scam sent to my e-mail. It seems a rather amateurish affair. I was immediately suspicious because I wasn’t expecting any deliveries, but also the e-mail had no Post Office logo and on the line showing the sender.  Not only did it say Post Office, but also the e-mail address of ‘a.khalil’ !
Thanks Roy

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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Eyes, ears.....and Brain

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 and enter your postcode. 

For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association at

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

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