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This message is dated Friday 4th January 2019 - Windsor

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This message is dated Friday 4th January 2019 for Windsor.
A strange case - SEXTORTION - everyone needs to be careful, when communicating with people they don’t know, online,  A local resident became ‘romantically’ involved, with someone on Facebook.  The ‘woman’ only communicated via text, rather that facially using Messenger, or by voice.  The victim, now believes it may have been, a scammer man !  Over a few weeks, the ‘woman’ persuaded him, to become intimate online, using the webcam in his computer.  As soon as they had compromising material, they informed him they had copied the footage and would send it, to everyone on their Facebook page unless he paid them £3,000.
Please be on your guard.  You have no idea, who you are talking to online.  Pictures and identities can easily be faked.  We run lots of schools programmes, warning young people about the dangers of sexting and sending intimate photos by phone, even to friends.  They tend to get circulated.
Please consider all the implications of every photo / video, you share online.  There is very simple software used to capture, copy and keep sensitive footage.
2/1  Wednesday 9.45 a.m. / 7 p.m.  Royal Station, Thames street.  Bike locked in a bike rack stolen.  A black & yellow, Carrera TDF Limited Edition, man’s racing bike.
3/1  Thursday 11.15 a.m. / 12.30 p.m.  Car Park, Alma Road.  Bike locked in a bike rack stolen.  A silver & black, Trek 4300 man’s bike.
3/1  Thursday 1.30 p.m. / 4.30 p.m.  Windsor Coach Station.  Bike locked in a bike rack stolen.  A silver and red, Orleans, mountain bike.
1/1 - 2/1  Tuesday midnight / Wednesday 10 p.m.  Pocock Close.  Attempted Burglary.  A witness found damage to the locks on the front door of the property.  No entry gained and nothing stolen.
3/1  Thursday 1.10 p.m.  Surley Hall Walk.  Shed break.  Sleeping items found in a shed.  Someone may have been using the shed to sleep in.
3/1  Thursday 11 a.m. / 11.30 a.m.  Concorde Court.  Theft of mail.  One resident saw 3 black men acting suspiciously going to and from the property.  Later they found twigs in their mail box, which may have been used in an attempt to steal the post inside.
2/1  Wednesday 2.10 p.m.  The Drive.  Car broken into and Rucksack stolen.  The car had a web cam inside which filmed the incident as well as the offender searching a neighbour’s car.
1/1 - 2/1  Tuesday 10 p.m. / Wednesday noon.  High Street, Wraysbury.  Attempted Garage Break.  Attempt made to force the door causing the edges to buckle.  No entry gained and nothing stolen.
1/1 - 3/1Tuesday 5 p.m. / Thursday 9.15 a.m.  Southlea Road, Datchet.  Car driver’s side window smashed - vandalism.
2/1 - 3/1  Wednesday 8 p.m. / Thursday noon  Horton Road, Datchet X 2.  1.  Car rear window smashed with a ball bearing.  2.  Car side window smashed - vandalism.
Hello Jeff
I received a text this evening, on my Tesco Mobile number, mentioning a Tesco prize draw and urging a reply, for winners’ details. I did not reply.
However being suspicious and having searched on line for scam info, I entered the link, on my browser and it showed a page offering the prize draw. I suspect that by clicking on the link, I would have incurred a repeating charge of £4.50 per week or similar.
The webpage is convincing. Perhaps you could publish a warning/disclaimer? Notice the addition of .com to the regular web address.
NEXT:  Hi Jeff
Another friendly scam email from the TV licensing renewal.  It is headed - ‘only 2 days left’.
The first half does look genuine, but the second half is the giveaway. The link says - do not reply at TV licensing.  So you have to click on a link to a web address that makes no sense whatsoever and has nothing to do with TV Licensing !
Everyone should run their curser over the link, to see where it is actually going, before clicking on it !
Perhaps you can include this explanation in a neighborhood crime update to warn others.
It may stop unsuspecting recipients being caught out.
Best wishes for a low crime 2019.
Kind Regards
I have also received this from Jo, Richard and others - definitely a scam !
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Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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