This message is dated Thursday 14th April 2022 - Ascot
Alert message sent 14/04/2022 11:14:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
NO CRIME TO REPORT IN THE LAST 24 HOURS
NO CARS BROKEN INTO
NEXT: FROM ROSIE AT THE ‘PEOPLE TO PLACES’ CHARITY – THEY NEED MORE DRIVERS PLEASE:
People to Places provides accessible community transport and shopmobility services to ensure that individuals in the Royal Borough with mobility needs, can travel wherever and whenever they want.
Hope you’re well.
Please can you publicise our ‘People to Places’ volunteer recruitment event on Wednesday 4th May 11am-1pm at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF.
There will be complimentary hot drinks, some nibbles and a friendly chat about – what we do, training and support opportunities and most importantly – how you can help us to make a real difference in our community
I also really in desperate need of volunteer minibus drivers. if anyone needs more information, they can contact me. They will need:
A D1 category Driving Licence (this allows you to drive minibuses).
Good Communication skills and – very importantly
A can do attitude !
If anyone has some spare time on their hands and would like help their local community – PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.
Volunteer Co-ordinator – people to Places
2nd Floor, Unit 4, SC House, Vanwall Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4UB RSansom@people2places.org.uk
01628 587 927
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
NO CRIME TO REPORT
NO CRIME TO REPORT
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
NO CRIME TO REPORT
I'm sure you get these emails daily, but it's always good to remind people to be vigilant.
I received a call from a young-sounding man with a northern (possibly Newcastle) accent, around 7pm on Monday purporting to be from 'Nationwide Fraud Protection Team'
He told me that they had intercepted an attempt to use my debit card and he gave me the last four numbers – which were correct. The offenders had tried to use my card spending £10 at Circuit Launderette. He wanted to check whether this was this me ? It wasn't.
He then said that he needed to put a block on my card and he even confirmed my postcode. He seemed to have a lot of information about me. I did not volunteer the information !
In order to block my account, he needed to go through my security with me. He said he needed this, to confirm I am who I say I am, so he asked for my Date of Birth, which I stupidly gave him this.
He then wanted numbers 1,3 & 5 of my bank passcode.
At that point, I said I would call him back, as I had no idea that he, was who he said he was ! In response, he said he would send a secure message to me, with the phone number to get back in contact with him.
I said no thank you - I will google the number ! I did that and spoke with the building society fraud dept., who confirmed that this was an attempted scam.
Whilst I was on the phone to the real building society fraud team. I received a text message, from the scammer, looking like the genuine building society – to whom I was talking, which stated 'A new device - Akib's iPhone - has just signed into your building society App. Please let us know if this was not you 01206700179 ?’.
This message was not from the real building society fraud team, but the fraudsters.
The real building society were wonderful, they confirmed that no access had been achieved, they blocked all my accounts for me and cancelled my card. They also and helped me reset my passcode - just in case.
I am not frail, nor vulnerable but it is scary how convincing these people can be!
Just thought I'd share to warn and protect other people !
Many thanks Dawn. It is scary how good and convincing these people are. The threat of someone scamming our cards, always catches us off guard, particularly if someone is offering to help and protect us – even though they are lying to us and want to steal our life savings !
Dawn did exactly the right thing. NEVER DIVULGE PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANYONE THAT COLD CALLS – YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHO THEY ARE. EVEN IF THEY SEEM TO HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU. Put the phone down, find the number to call back from another source – never the one they give you and check – just as Dawn did.
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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NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
A new year, a new logo, a new beginning
Why not start a new scheme in your street - A scheme is a group of members, usually in the same road or area, which has a coordinator to manage the scheme.
In the last week, we have had inquiries from various residents and we are delighted to announce that three new schemes are being set up.
There are many benefits to starting a scheme - awareness of types of crimes that affect our communities such as vehicle crime and advice on scams, access to CCTV, for instance.
Neighbourhood Watch is not just about crime awareness though. It's about supporting communities and tackling issues within them like, loneliness and vulnerability.
Being aware of these issues will enable you to be proactive in your community to help those in our communities that need support.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be delighted to assist.
Valerie Pike, Chairman of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association.