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This message is dated Friday 16th April 2021 - Windsor

Alert message sent 16/04/2021 14:02:00

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A VERY GOOD 48 HOURS:

NO BURGLARIES

AND

NO CARS BROKEN INTO

SOME SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN ASCOT – BUT IT COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE:


I would like to let you know, that last week, someone turned up at my door, claiming to be from EON (which is in fact my energy supplier), saying they'd been sent to check my smart metre (which is inside the house), I had not been expecting anyone and so did not let him in.

Since this, I have contacted EON, who have confirmed, they did not send anybody to my house and therefore I can only conclude, this was a scam, trying to get access inside my property.

I have a video bell so can download the footage and send it to the police.

It may be worth letting other neighbours know of this?

I live in North Ascot.

Kind Regards

Chloe

Thanks Chloe

NEXT:  COLD CALLERS IN SUNNINGDALE:

Hi Jeff


Just had 2 separate callers at door trying to get persuade us to have drive cleaned Oakdene, Sunningdale.

Elderly people could easily be tricked.

John

Thanks John – can everyone please remember our NHW motto:

I AM SORRY – I DO NOT BUY GOODS OR SERVICES AT THE DOOR.

Then firmly, but politely close and lock your front door !

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.


CRIME:
WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR:

centralwindsorneighbourhoodteam@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
13/4  Tuesday 3 p.m. / 6 p.m.  Arthur Road.  Burglary.  Entry by unknown means, but rear patio doors may have been left open.  2 laptops and a mobile phone stolen.  Ref. No:  43210157381
14/4  Wednesday 7.30 p.m. / 8.30 p.m.  St.Marks Road.  Shed brake – locked up hybrid bike stolen.  Ref. No:  43210157900
15/4  Thursday 11.25 a.m.  Leisure Centre Car Park.  Car rear windscreen smashed – vandalism.  Ref. No:  43210158354

ETON & ETON WICK:
15/4  Thursday 9.40 a.m.  Meadow lane / South Meadow Lane.  Boat entered and damaged.  Roof ripped off and seats inside ripped.  The console damaged and windows smashed.  Ref. No:  43210158193

WINDSOR WEST
windsorwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

CLEWER EAST & PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

WINDSOR EAST

windsoreastnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

OLD WINDSOR:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.


MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:


Good Morning Jeff, I hope you are keeping well ,

I received this phishing email this morning, which could worry some of our members.  It’s quite long and will leave it to the neighbourhood TVP to edit as necessary. I am sure this one warrants wider exposure as to the lengths the scammers are going.

Kind Regards Brian

Thanks Brian.

It is long and very threatening.  The email comes from ‘Kaitlin’.  The reference is ‘Waiting for payment’ and it is simply addressed ‘Hello’.
It says ‘Bad news – I have access to all your internet devices …… and have been tracking you.  I have also started to use your email, but you cannot see it.  I installed a Trojan on all your systems, when you opened an email from me.  I now have all your contacts, photos and files.


Kaitlin then adds that she can see Brian is a ‘fan of Porn’ and goes on in the usual way.  She wants $1,750 in Bitcoin within 48 hours, or she will send video footage to everyone in his personal address book.

If you get one of these – Stop, breathe, think – then bin it !


NEXT:  It can work the other way !!!!

Hi Jeff,
FYI, I received this. "Dear Customer" email from Gov.Uk and I was immediately on my guard that this was a scam.

In addition "Why you may not eligible for the fourth grant" rang warning bells.

I logged into my Government Gateway tax account, as suggested in the email, to see whether there was anything there, indicating a problem with my tax affairs, - there was nothing.
I then forwarded it to the HMRC phishing email address, to report a possible scam. They emailed me back, to confirm that it was genuine !

What chance has anyone got, when the genuine emails, appear to the recipient to be fake?
What gave me second thoughts before I would have binned it, was there was no obvious information that the email was requesting from me. (No requests for DOB, bank details etc.)
Regards

John

This was the email:

Dear customer,
We are writing to you as you’ve previously claimed a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant. Based on the latest information we hold, we do not think you will be eligible to claim the fourth SEISS grant, which covers the period of February 2021 to April 2021.

We realise the significant financial impact that this might have, which is why we have contacted you as soon as possible. We would also like to provide you with details of other support that you may be eligible for.
Why you may not eligible for the fourth grant …………..

Access the National Cyber Security Centre’s guide on how to stay secure online and protect yourself and your business against cyber crime by searching ‘Cyber Aware’ on GOV.UK.
Yours sincerely
Jim Harra
Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary – HMRC

I agree – you just have to be cautious and think !


We are currently experiencing high calls for service on 101. 

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/

Eyes, ears.....and Brain

Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

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Eyes, ears.....and Brain


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 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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