This message is dated Friday 4th September 2020 - Ascot
Alert message sent 04/09/2020 13:21:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
CHECKING A HYPERLINK WITH AN iPad:
I knew someone out there would know the answer. I have received this from John - It is not a simple as with a computer / normal laptop - but it is possible with an iPad:
Assuming you are using the Apple supplied email program, you can look at the ‘issuing email address’ and also ‘a link’, if there is one.
If you press firmly on the ‘From’ name, then release, you’ll get a pop-up dialogue box, showing the email address.
Similarly, pressing on a ‘link’ and releasing, will reveal the real address.
Best Wishes John
Thanks John, not as easy as ‘hovering’ over an email / Link, but it is still possible, to see the real sender.
NEXT: Last year we made some Fraud Warning videos, using local actors, who were acting out, what actually happened. They did a brilliant job and bring the message home:
For more scam and fraud information, please go to Action Fraud, where there is a lot more details about specific scams and frauds.
We do have an issue with people losing waste amounts of money on investment frauds. NEVER DEAL WITH ANYONE WHO COLD CALLS OFFERING BRILLIANT RETURNS ON MONEY INVESTED. IF IS SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - IT IS EITHER CRIMINAL OR A SCAM !!!
If you have invested with someone who cold called have a look at this page on the Action Fraud website. Billions of pounds are lost in these scams.
If having read the details on those pages and feel you may have been a victim, your first port of call may be Trading Standards, who are extremely helpful and run our Scambuster Team, offering advice and support.
DON’T LET IT BE YOU
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:
2/9 Wednesday 9.10 a.m. Car Park, Coronation Road. A witness saw a black BMW drive into the car park and park beside a van. 2 men got out and appeared to be forcing the rear doors of the van. The witness challenged them and they immediately got back in the car and drove off. Tools had been stolen. Ref. No: 43200274579
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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