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This message is dated Monday 27th July 2020 - Windsor

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This message is dated Monday 27th July 2020 for Windsor.
 
ANOTHER COLD CALLING INCIDENT - BOGUS BUILDER IN ELMCROFT, DATCHET:
 
An unknown man cold called at the front door, offering to do some work on the roof.
 
The victim knew some work needed doing.  The man said that a neighbour had had work done, which was true.  He did not though, confirm that it was he, who did the work.
He quoted a very reasonable price.  The victims telephoned someone they thought could advise and they spoke to the man.   After the call, that person said it seemed a reasonable price and so, the victims decided to have the work done.
The only thing which worried them at the time, was that the man came into the hall uninvited and he was told to go outside which he did.
 
The victim found enough cash in the house for the man to go and get the materials he needed.
 
Later, the victims realised that he had not returned and they had been duped.
 
During the evening they went to a cash point and found a wallet was missing.  It is believed, it was on a bookcase in the hall, when the man came in uninvited.
 
He is described as white, about late30's / early40's, fair short hair, wearing pale green shirt and grey trousers.
 
If you live nearby and have a video doorbell / CCTV can you check the footage to see if he approached you home, possibly while you were out ?  If you have an suspicious footage, please send it to the SR email below with ref. No:  43200228756
 
AND ANOTHER IN MAIDENHEAD:
 
It appears from a report to Action Fraud, made by a friend of the victim that a group of men came to the address, cold calling at the door, saying that they needed work done on the roof.  They reminded the victims that approximately 5 years before, they did some work on their shed.
 
The victim has been made to make payments upfront.  This month she has paid them a very large amount of money and they have told her, she still owes a huge amount.
 
The victim, is not aware of the extent of the work they have completed.
  
Victims List
Once someone has been a victim of fraud, it likely they may be contacted again in the future, as personal details are added to what is known as a “Victims List”. These will get sold onto other fraudsters, so it is important to remain vigilant for all types of scams. The below advice will help insulate the victim against many types of scams.
 
Call Blocking

Most service providers will offer a call blocking solution, to block nuisance callers. In the majority of cases this is free of charge.
Service providers have also been known to offer number changes free of charge if nuisance calls continue to persist.  A ‘Call Blocker’ phone - an inexpensive solution, may be advisable - but in this case, as in many others, the scammers simply cold call at the door !
 
Telephone Preference Service - TPS
The Telephone Preference Service is a free service which allows you to opt out of receiving unsolicited sales or marketing calls.

https://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html
 
If is also recommended to ensure that a number is made ex-directory which can be arranged via your service provider.
 
One again, please remember our NHW Motto:
 
I AM SORRY, I DO NOT BUY GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR
 
AND
 
NO-ONE COMES INTO YOUR HOME, UNLESS YOU KNOW THEM, OR THEY HAVE MADE AN APPOINTMENT

 
 
NEXT - DEVON AND CORNWALL POLICE HAVE EMAILED ALL LOCAL POLICE FORCES WITH DETAILS OF LARGE SCALE FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY HAPPENING IN TVP AREA.
 
Multiple potentially vulnerable victims appear to have been scammed to believe they are in a relationship with a man or woman they have met on an online dating site.
 
The victims are being asked to receive multiple parcels to their home address, then re-package them and send them, to an address in Slough.
 
The police have a list of the potential victims, who are sending these parcels to the address in Slough and will be visiting each of them.

The items they are receiving and forwarding, have been obtained by fraudulent purchases on online selling sites and include phones, tablets etc.  It is a scam.  The original vendors received an email, purportedly from Paypal, confirming payment has been made and dispatched the items.  The email from Paypal, is fraudulent.
 
The offenders perpetrating the frauds, appear to be In Nigeria.
 
If anyone in RBWM believes they may have been duped into forwarding packages of this kind to Slough, can they please make contact with Gary Page,  Detective Constable 47, Criminal investigation Department, Moorland Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7HY, Tel: 01566 770470, Mobile: 07713094765, or Email:        gary.page@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk  quoting our TVP ref No:  43200228445
 
 
I have received this brief outline of our new Geographic Inspector’s bio:
 
My name is Tracey Croucher, I have been in my new role as NH Geographic / Engagement Inspector for 5 weeks now, so I am still finding my feet, but I have a great NH Team around me, who all know what they’re doing.
 
I have about 5 Years of Inspector experience all on shift response in uniform, I applied for this role, because I want to work more closely with the community to resolve longer term problems permanently ! This can only be done with a close and trusting relationship between Police, Community and our partners. This is what I strive to achieve.
 
We will not always get it right but, but we will always accept feedback and strive to improve.
 
If you - the community, have any suggestions on what we can do better and, more importantly, how - please do get in touch.
 
I look forward to forging some great, fruitful and lasting relationships.
 
Tracey
 
Inspector 3330 Tracey Croucher
Geographical, Neighbourhood – Windsor & Maidenhead LPA
Tracey.croucher@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Victim Satisfaction/volunteers/rural crime lead
 
Hi everyone,
 
From the national Mental Health conference, I have received the link below from Bobby Pratap, the deputy head of Mental Health crisis care, for NHS England.
 
https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/dealing-with-a-mental-health-crisis-or-emergency/
 
Using this link, anyone can find the local NHS 24 crisis helpline, for age appropriate Mental Health care – there are other services available too, such as SHOUT, which is a text service, for anyone who needs to talk.
 
This is really useful – there are a few tweaks being done nationally with various postcodes, particularly when a person, or postcode, is on the boundary of 2 NHS Provider Trusts.  If you find that your postcode does not seem to bring up the appropriate service provider, please email:
 
PRATAP, Bobby (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24) bobby.pratap@nhs.net
 
Inspector 3330 Tracey Croucher

 
 
As a Neighbourhood Team, we are offering free Home Security Surveys, to assess the current security measures in place in your home. We will work with you to identify opportunities, to make your home even safer. If you would like to arrange a survey, please email us at:
homesecuritysurveyrequests@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
 
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.
 
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
 
WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR:

windsorcentralgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
25/7 - 26/7  Saturday 11 p.m. / Sunday 9.30 a.m.  Thames Street.  Car driver’s window smashed and door damaged.  Documentation stolen.  Ref. No:  43200229413
26/7  Sunday midnight / 12 noon.  Peascod Street.  Locked up scooter vandalised and parts stolen.  Front tyre, 2 side mirrors, brake light and emblem.  Ref. No:  43200229578
24/7  Thursday 2.10 p.m.  Peascod Street.  Bike stolen.  This was captured on CCTV.  The offender is described as black, 30s, 6’, slim, short hair, clean shaven, wearing a green / brown jacket, blue jeans, white trainers.  He rode off down Peascod Street.  The bike was a blue, Boardman Team Carbon, racing bike.  Ref. No:  43200227601
 
ETON & ETON WICK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
WINDSOR WEST

windsorwestgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
WINDSOR EAST

windsoreastgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
OLD WINDSOR:
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.
 
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/
 
follow us on Facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/TVPWindsorandMaidenhead
 
Eyes, ears.....and Brain
 
Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

 
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 contact@windsorascotnhwa.org.uk

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

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