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This message is dated Monday 28th February 2022 - Ascot

Alert message sent 28/02/2022 12:29:00

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A VERY GOOD WEEKEND

NO CRIME TO REPORT.

NO BURGLARIES

AND

NO CARS BROKEN INTO

FIRST:   A VARIATION ON THE STANDARD ‘COURIER SCAM’ – NOT TO CONFUSE IT WITH THE USUAL COURIER FRAUD !


The victim was contact on Instagram by a woman and later moved across to using WhatsApp.

The initial conversation was about investing in crypto currency. The victim was asked to sign up to multiple ‘Apps’ which she did.  She was also asked to provide the scammer with her personal details, including her DOB, address and passport number.

Later, the victim was persuaded to take out 3 mobile phone contacts – which included 3 brand new iPhones

The victim was told that parcels would be delivered to her address the next day, but she was not to open them.

She has become suspicious of this and when they arrived, took them to her bank.  They were opened, revealing the three brand new iPhones.

The bank closed her account to protect it and a new bank account was created.

She then started to receive threatening phone calls to recompense the scammers with £1500 as they did not have the phones.

The victim told the scammer not to contact her again and has informed them that she won’t be paying them and that all information has been passed to the Police. She is also going to be going to all the providers of the phone contracts and will be cancelling them so that she isn't out of pocket.

The police have now been involved and tracking the various phone numbers and websites used.

PLEASE BE ON YOUR GUARD, PARTICULARLY IF YOU GET COLD CALLS FOR WHATEVER REASON – YOU HAVE NO IDEA, WHO IS ON THE OTHER END OF THE PHONE !!!!  AND ….. NEVER GIVE ANYONE YOU DON’T KNOW ON THE PHONE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION.

NEXT:  Applications for the latest round of the PCCs Community Fund closes on Friday (4/3) at 4pm.

The Community Fund supports voluntary and community groups assisting both the PCC and Thames Valley Police in helping to prevent crime and keep communities safe.

Organisations from across Thames Valley can apply for grants for projects that support one of the PCC’s ‘Police and Criminal Justice Plan’ priorities:

Strong Local Policing (preventing crime & protecting communities)
Fighting Serious Organised Crime (protecting vulnerable people)
Fighting Fraud & Cybercrime (fighting modern crimes)
Improving the Criminal Justice System (reducing re-offending)
Tackling illegal encampments (reducing the impact of encampments)
Further information, including a link to the application form, can be found at: www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/community-fund.


If you require any assistance in completing the application form, please contact Partnerships@thamesvalley.police.uk.

NEXT:  Healthwatch Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead has launched a survey to understand the experiences of South Asian unpaid carers in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

The results of the survey will be anonymously shared with NHS and Local Authority commissioners so that services can be better in the future. 
Our aim is to Identify: 
·        What support services the south Asian carers are currently able to use 
·        What additional or specific needs South Asian carers have 
·        What services can do more of to support South Asian carers
 
I would be very grateful if you could share the  survey amongst your members.

Thanking you for your time in advance,

Kind Regards

Tess Scott
Healthwatch WAM Officer
https://healthwatchwam.co.uk/what-we-do

CRIME:


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

ASCOT:
ascotNHPT@thamesvalley.police.uk
SUNNINGDALE:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

SUNNINGHILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

NORTH ASCOT:
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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Eyes, ears.....and Brain

Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.police.uk

NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH



A new year, a new logo, a new beginning

Why not start a new scheme in your street - A scheme is a group of members, usually in the same road or area, which has a coordinator to manage the scheme.
In the last week, we have had inquiries from various residents and we are delighted to announce that three new schemes are being set up.
There are many benefits to starting a scheme - awareness of types of crimes that affect our communities such as vehicle crime and advice on scams, access to CCTV,  for instance.

Neighbourhood Watch is not just about crime awareness though. It's about supporting communities and tackling issues within them like, loneliness and vulnerability.

Being aware of these issues will enable you to be proactive in your community to help those in our communities that need support.

Please contact us on contact@windsorascotnhwa.org.uk and we will be delighted to assist.
Valerie Pike, Chairman of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. 

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

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