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This message is dated Monday 1st April 2019 - Windsor

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This message is dated Monday 1st April 2019 for Windsor.

29/3  8.30 a.m. A resident living in Windsor, received a call from a woman who claimed to be from her BT Internet provider.  She was told that her privacy settings, had been changed from private to public and they needed to rectify that.  She was then passed over to a man with an Irish accent.  He advised the aggrieved not to pass bank details to anyone, if asked, as a result of this change of status.  He then passed her onto a third person, who sounded Asian, who said he was a senior technician.

He asked her to log onto Google and to type in some code.  That directed her to another page, where she was again told to click on various boxes and told what to input.  She believes it said, ‘Team Viewer’.  What she had done was allow them to ‘proxy’ her computer and access all areas.  She was then asked to log into her email account and then which page to view.  The man explained that it showed that there had been several attempts, to hack her email.

He then asked her to log into her online banking.  Once in, he explained that there had been 1,274 attempts, to hack her bank account.

He then explained that her screen would go black, while he fixed the security issues.  While he did this, could she please turn off her mobile phone.  Apparently - she was told - as she used an online banking App, there was software on her mobile phone, which could interfere with the process.

He then asked if she had a Bank card reader and she said yes.  He asked her to insert her card into the reader and insert certain numbers and let him know the authorisation code numbers which came up.  This she did.

The man then said he would ring off, but phone back the next day, to confirm all was in order, but not to use her computer, until he called back

He explained that if she turned it on, she might receive an email from her bank, to say that there had been a fraudulent attempt to access her account, but she was to ignore and delete it.

She did everything requested.  Later she was speaking to a friend, who told her she thought it was a scam and to phone her bank immediately.  She did and found that £20,000 had been removed from her account !!!

The next day, she received another call supposedly from BT.  A man called Patrick, who said he would carry on from the call yesterday, as more needed to be done.  She explained she now knew it was a scam.  Patrick, put down the phone.

I have included a lot of detail, so that hopefully the conversations will stick in your head.  If you hear anything like this on the phone, Just put the receiver down !!!
As many of you know or may have seen the large green defribulator machines around the town centre.  These have been a project for The Windsor Lions.
It’s good that you know they are there - but it would be even better, if you knew how to use them, if you are involved in an emergency.
Good morning Jeff,
I have another request for your help to publicise via your Newsletter, details of two more cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and Defibrillator familiarisation sessions, in Windsor on Wednesday 10th April 2019.
The familiarisation sessions, are organised by the Windsor Community Defibrillator Partnership (WCDP), which has been established by a small group of representatives, from local service organisations and the local authority, seeking to purchase and maintain strategic lifesaving equipment, for the town.
WCDP in conjunction with the RBWM Town Centre Management, have organised the two familiarisation sessions, in the Windsor Guildhall.
The Session will be on Wednesday 10th April at 10.30am and the second at 1.00p.m.. Each session will be about 90 minutes, to allow for Q & A’s.
Places are limited to 40 attendees, per session.
Certificates Of Attendance (COA), for all attendees, as there will not be any competence test following the presentation, however the COA, could form part of a person’s ‘Continuing Professional Development’ programme !
Please Note: The is no charge to attend the familiarisation sessions, however we would appreciate a donation, towards funding more Automated External Defibrillators for Windsor.
If anyone interested in attending one of the sessions, can they please contact me on  Places will be allocated on first come basis, in the event we are oversubscribed, we will advise details of our next community familiarisation sessions.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, for any further information
As always thank you for your help.
Kind regards
Mike Sells
On behalf of Windsor Community Defibrillator Partnership
P.S: We are planning another two CPR/Defibrillator Training Sessions, on Wednesday 29th May, details to be advised.
Windsor Lions Gear Up for its Annual Funfest
An exclusive fun event for both physical/sensorial children and their families
Windsor Lions’ Funfest, the annual fun event for both physical/sensorial children and their families, is all set to go on Sunday 7th April from 2.00pm until 6.00pm at the Windsor Leisure Centre, Windsor.  Over 150 disabled children with their friends and families have already registered and with over three weeks still to go record numbers are expected to attend.
The objective of the event is to provide disabled children and their families – representatives of many different special schools and charities – from, not only Windsor and district, but from all over the Home Counties (including outer London) an afternoon of fun with a spectacular array of recreational activities, all courtesy of Windsor Lions.
The afternoon will consist of a session in the main halls of Windsor Leisure Centre where a range of fun events will be available.  These will include Human Table football, an Obstacle Course, Bouncy Castles, Wii Games, as well as a new, very popular activity, Bungee Run.  The second session starting at 4.00pm until 6.00pm will focus on the Leisure Pool, (wave machine, slides etc.)  where the event has exclusive use for Funfest dedicated play time.  In addition there is a children’s entertainer for the 3 – 8 year olds.
Windsor Lions’ event organiser, Lion Paul Skinner, concluded:  “It is all very exciting.  We wanted this year to break previous records and it certainly looks like we will do just that.  Over 150 youngsters with their families and friends have already registered but we have a space for many more.  Any person or organisation wishing to attend what is a free-of-charge fun afternoon should contact me at or phone 07980 547147 for details.  I will be delighted to hear from them.”
Windsor Lions Club is part of Lions International, the largest community service organisation in the world.  Worldwide there are about 43,000 Lions Clubs in over 180 countries, and there are more than 1.4 million members.  Windsor like all other Lions Club, has the motto “we serve”, with a committed membership, Windsor Lions holds several major fund-raising events each year, and provision of service within the local community.
Windsor Lions was established in 1961 and have raised funds in the region of £2m by organising events and corporate sponsorship, these include: Charity Auctions, Golf days, Quiz Nights, Race/Casino evenings, Obstacle Horse Ride, Marathon Row on the Thames and Swimathons.
We serve the community by supporting Local people in need - Youth projects, Senior Citizens groups, Mencap, provision of sports facilities for the disabled and holidays for the elderly, these are some of the ways in which The Lions Club of Windsor offer our support.
29/3 - 30/3  Friday 4.30 p.m. / Saturday 0.15 a.m.  Vansittart Estate.  Several cars vandalised and windows smashed - nothing stolen.  One car had a LAPTOP STOLEN.
30/3  Saturday midnight / 3.15 p.m.  King Edward VII Avenue.  Van passenger window smashed.
30/3  Saturday 3.30 p.m. / 3.45 p.m.  Car Park, King Edward VII Avenue.  Car rear passenger window smashed bag and contents stolen.
29/3  Friday 3.30 p.m. / 3.45 p.m.  Peascod Street.  Locked bike propped againsta tree stolen.  A black & red, Giant mountain bike - WITH FRAME NUMBER
30/3  Saturday 3.20 p.m. / 5 p.m.  High Street.  Lopcked up bike stolen from a bike rack.  A white, mountain bike.  WITH FRAME NUMBER.  Some the gags from the bike have been recovered abandoned on the footpath between Eton and a College House.
29/3 - 30/3  Friday 7 p.m. / Saturday 6.15 a.m.  Cornwall Close.  Shed break.  Lock forced - leaf blower stolen.
29/3 - 30/3  Friday 5.45 p.m. / Saturday 7.25 a.m.  Stephenson Drive.  Exhaust system stolen from under a Honda Jazz.
Hi Jeff,
Earlier this week, I had an SMS headed Council Tax.
It started Dear Sir/Madam our records showed that I had overpaid my Council Tax and would I please log onto their website to redeem this.
I was immediately suspicious and closed the text, but have been advised to contact you, to make people aware.
If there was an overpayment, RBWM would notify me direct, or my bank as I DD.
NEXT from Jim.
He has had one of those Chinese letters - someone with a similar name to you has died there leaving millions of pounds.  If you send them your bank details, they will share the money with you !!!
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Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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