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Faked sender email address -PayPal and Bike security Neighbourhood Watch

Alert message sent 06/09/2021 17:36:00

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This is a message from Val McPherson Vice Chair Princes Risborough & District NW Association.

I thought I would include an Odd Incident in Longwick.

On Monday 30/8/2021 late evening a passing car threw eggs out of the window hitting the downstairs windows of a bungalow as they passed by. This happened in the middle part of  Thame Road . The owner was a little upset by this incident. Did anyone else experience a similar incident?

Faked sender email address- like Pay Pal.

For all those who have a Pay Pal account, please be aware fraudsters are easily faking the name of the actual sender. The email can appear to be from PayPal but actual states PayPal Services.

If you hover your mouse over the name you will see the full address of the spoofed email. Ex: Some email clients make it hard to see so you can click reply and you will see the senders email address.

If the email states you need to check your account do not click on any links within the email, instead  the safest way to access you account is always open a new browser window, and put in "" and from there you will find your log in information. Pay Pal emails will never ask for personal information like your password, or credit card number or contain any attachments.

Be aware of any telltale signs of fraud. Messages asking you to pay a small handling fee to collect some fabulous prizes are usually a scam. High -Profit No-Risk investments are also usually scams. Messages insisting that you Act Now for a great deal are often scams.

Fake Charities. Scammers use disasters such as an earthquake, flooding ,fire ,famine or terrorist attacks by tricking people to donate to fake charities. Please check the charities web sites to make sure you are donating to a actual charity.

For those of you who own and are keen on riding a bike, do you know how safe your bike is??
Here are some ways to prevent anyone taking your bike

Register It.
Get your bike security marked and registered at BikeRegister. Bike thieves know that if caught with a registered bike they will get arrested.

Record It.
Remember to record details of your bike such as the frame number(normally found underneath the bike between the pedals or where the back wheels slot in).The Bike Register number and also a photo of the bike with any distinguishing marks.

Double lock it.
Use two good quality locks  at least one of which is a D-lock.

Parking your Bike
Take parts that are removable with you or using nuts to secure to the bikes frame, so making it difficult for the thieves to steal.Always park in a secure cycle parking and covered by CCTV.

Remember to lock your bike securely at home too.

If stolen - contact the police ( you can report a crime on line at: ) Give frame number, Bike register number and a photo and details of the bike.  Also inform BikeRegister.

There are many sites to visit  regarding loss or stolen bikes. "Stolen Bikes in the UK" will help spread the word on the theft of your bike and offer advice.

And lastly - I could not resit this:

Keep Smiling.
Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu.
When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner, and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled, I realised I had passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile, and then I realised its worth,
A single smile, just like mine, could travel around the earth.
So if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected.
Lets start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected.
Spike Milligan.


Message sent by
Val McPherson BEM (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley)

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