This message is dated Friday 3rd September 2021 - Ascot

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A GOOD 48 HOURS – NO CRIME TO REPORT

NO BURGLARIES

AND

NO CARS BROKEN INTO

FIRST: A REMINDER ABOUT OUR OPEN MEETING NEXT WEEK.

WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 7 – 9 P.M.  THE DURNING LIBRARY,
WINDSOR RACE COURSE.

This is going to be a brilliant and really informative evening, with something for everyone.  These events are – use them – or lose them ????  If people don’t turn up, we won’t be able to persuade speakers to give up their time to attend again !!!

The Agenda will be:

Opening – Jeff Pick – current Crime Reduction advice
Honor Ryan, Trading Standards – Current Scams & Frauds.  She will also demonstrate the ‘True Call’ Call Blocker phone
Jane Levers – a victim of a Courier Fraud – why she fell for it and how she has felt since – being a victim has a lasting effect
W&A NHW Association volunteer IT guru  – Video Doorbells - why should you get one – How easy are they to install - FAQs
RBWM Community Warden Peter Murkin – what is the role of a Community Warden ?
Cllr David Hilton – the work of the local NAG – what is it ?  Why should you support it ?
Valerie Pike, Chair of the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association – why should you join NHW ?
Questions
Close

Please spread the message far and wide – we need a really good attendance to justify the time involved by everyone.

NEXT: AN ACTION FRAUD CASE – REFERRED BY A BANK AFTER USING THE BANKING PROTOCOL:

The victim attended her bank, to withdraw all her savings, after receiving a telephone call from an unknown person, telling her that her bank account had been compromised and her savings were at risk.  She was to go to her bank and withdraw all her savings in cash.  He would send a courier to collect it and put it in a secure and safe account.

She was to withdraw the cash and leave it in a box outside her house where he would send a courier to collect it and keep it safe for her.

She was told not to trust her bank, nor the police and to not to let anyone know what she was doing, or why.

She went to her bank and attempted to withdraw her savings.  As this was an ‘unusual withdrawal’, the bank teller went through the ‘Banking Protocol’ with her.  They believed she was the victim of a ‘Courier Fraud’ and refused her access to her account and called the police.

The police attended immediately and took her home, to make sure a courier was not waiting for her and to offer advice and reassurance.

The police checked her phone records, which showed she had received 15 phone calls on Thursday the 2nd September and 17 on Wednesday all from different fake numbers.

The victim is extremely vulnerable being sight and slightly hearing impaired and not particularly mobile.

Fortunately, an alert bank employee recognised the Courier Fraud signs.

We need to spread this message wider as we are still finding victims and potential victims.  If you visit a day centre or lunch club, where there are likely to be target victims, let me know and I will come along and do a talk !

Jeffrey.pick@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.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org

ASCOT:
ascotNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.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.pnn.police.uk

NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Hi, I am Valerie Pike, Chair of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association
. The Association was formed in September 2019 and our objective was simply to help residents. In setting up the Association, we asked
How can each of us
·       help to make our community safer?
·       improve its spirit and neighbourliness?
·       help the Police to reduce local crime?
·       make our own home security better?
 
Starting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your street is easy, and it’s free. Police statistics show that a Neighbourhood Watch scheme significantly reduces the probability of your house being burgled.
Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbourliness and making our communities and homes safer. It’s about being friendly and caring, and watching out for the elderly and vulnerable too.
Members of Neighbourhood Watch are assisted in a number of ways, including  having  free  home  security  surveys  conducted  by  a  local PCSO, to identify any areas in which security can be improved, and to advise  on  optimum  ways  to  safeguard  against  crime  and  improve personal and household security
But most of all Neighbourhood Watch is about helping the Police to keep us safe. They need the support of people who care. If that’s you - join us now!
Please contact us on contact@windsorascotnhwa.org.uk and we will be delighted to assist.

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

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