This message is dated Monday 22nd December 2021 - Maidenhead
Alert message sent 22/11/2021 14:58:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
A GOOD WEEKEND:
NO CARS BROKEN INTO
FIRST A VARIATION OF THE COURIER FRAUD:
A few days before 12TH November, the victim received a call purporting to come from their building society. They persuaded her to ‘take out a loan’ for £10,000 on the spot and explained that the repayments were to be paid into two different bank accounts. The first payments failed, but eventually one went through for nearly £2,000. The victim was then contacted again and asked to go into the building society and withdraw £500 in £20 notes, as well as going to a currency exchange and obtaining 2,400 Euros. They did this and a courier attended, to collect this cash.
Since then, there have been two other transfers of the interest payments, of just under £2,000 each and an attempt has been made to access the victim’s NS & I premium Bond account.
The victim has at last realised they have been scammed and went to the building society, to see if there was any way the money could be returned.
The building Society are investigating, but hold out little hope of any money being returned. As the account with NS & I was marked as pending – that could possibly be cancelled and protected.
Please pass this onto everyone you know. Potential victims are not all elderly and vulnerable. Any one of us could fall as the scammers are brilliant at what they do and always catch you off guard, bombarding your with questions and information, until you submit ! It is a very well-honed scam – and they are very good at it !
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.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
20/11 Saturday. Southgate House, Bailey Close. A scammer knocked on the door of various apartments selling cheap plastic products. 1 the victim bought 4 very cheap items and paid £50. 2. The man claimed to be working for a charity and received £10. 3. The victim purchased a cheap torch for £20. Ref. No: 43210526115 CAN EVERYONE PLEASE REMEMBER OUR NHW MOTTO:
I AM SORRY – I DO NOT PURCHASE GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR !
20/11 Saturday 7.30 p.m. / 10 p.m. Woodhurst Road. Someone has thrown a bucket of paint over a house sign. Ref. No: 432310526146
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
19/11 Friday 2 p.m. Ray Mill Road east. A resident was approached by a man in the street and asked if he wanted to buy an iPhone 13 and a MacBook Pro for £600. The resident agreed a price of £290, which he handed over. When they got home, they found the laptop bag contained 2 bottles of water !!! Ref. No: 43210523946
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
21/11 Sunday 1.25 p.m. Knowl hill Common, Knowl Hill. A witness reported a group of 3 youths firing catapults at squirrels Ref. No: 43210526827
19/11 Friday 11.30 a.m. Farm, Smewins Road, White Waltham. Report of a group hunting on the land with dogs. Ref. No: 43210527687
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
email@example.com BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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FROM THE MAIDENHEAD NHW ASSOCIATION:
Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association is growing fast, and with more members joining every day, we need to ask for volunteers to join us on the association to help keep the association going and keep Maidenhead safe!
Here is a shortlist of the positions we have available:
Multi-Scheme Administrator (MSA)
Secretary of the Association
Board members of the Association
Vice-Chairman of the Association
Please visit our website: MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk and from there you will be able to see all the different ways you can get involved to help support your local community. There is no time commitment or dedicated hours, but we do ask if you can attend the association meetings (One 60 Minute meeting every 2 months)
If you have any question about any of the positions available, please feel free to contact us at contact@MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk
I look forward to speaking with you soon.
James Cooper HNDip, MBCS
Chairman – Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association & Vice-Chair for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association