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This message is dated Wednesday 14th May 2020 - Windsor

Alert message sent 14/05/2020 18:40:00

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This message is dated Wednesday 13th May 2020 for Windsor.
 
I AM NOW BACK ONLINE WITH POLICE SYSTEMS.  PLEASE USE MY POLICE EMAIL AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS MESSAGE FOR COMMUNICATION.
 
A SCAM TO REPORT IN MAIDENHEAD:
6/5  Wednesday 12 noon.  The aggrieved received a telephone call from a man calling himself ‘David Sterling’ at her bank.  He explained that the bank had recently ordered a new Card Reader for her, but before it could be delivered, it needed to be activated.  He therefore needed her PIN number.  The aggrieved was at first reluctant to give this over the phone, but was finally persuaded.  She felt this was not necessary and said she wanted to make a complaint about the procedure.  She was passed to a man calling himself ‘William Morris’  He apologised and said he would have the Card Reader sent round to her house, but the courier would have to actually see her bank cards, to prove her identity and she was the account holder.  A man arrived at 2.45 p.m.  He asked for her bank cards, but she refused to hand them over until she saw the Card Reader.  The man handed her a parcel and while she was opening it, he snatched her cards and made off.
She immediately phoned her bank to cancel the cards, but by the time she got through and explained what had happened a very large sum of cash had been withdrawn and transferred to other accounts.
The bank is attempting to recover the money.
 
I have provided a lot of detail, so that if you get a similar call, you will know to immediately put the phone down and then using another phone, in case the scammer is holding the line open, phone your bank.  Then report the incident to Action Fraud.  Banks will never ask you for your PIN number over the phone
 
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
 
CRIME:
WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR:

windsorcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
10/5 - 11/5  Sunday midday / Monday 7 a.m.  The Pavilions.  Shed break - door forced.  Groceries and a cycle stolen.  An orange, Apollo Radar mountain bike.  Ref. No:  43200138224
10/5 - 11/5  Monday 10 p.m. / Tuesday 7.10 a.m.  Albert Street.  Car rear windscreen smashed - car searched, nothing stolen.  Ref.No:  43200138070
 
ETON & ETON WICK:
9/5 - 10/5  Saturday 9.45 a.m. / Sunday 8 a.m.  Eton Thameside, Brocas Street.  Caged storage area entered via a forced door and searched - nothing stolen.  Ref. No:  43200137854
 
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:
10/5  Sunday 11 a.m.  Majors Farm Road, Datchet.  A fence has been cut and panels removed.  If you have land subject to unlawful encampments, can you take extra precautions at this time.  Ref. No:  43200137388
 
OLD WINDSOR:
12/5  Sunday 11 a.m.  Ashbrook Road.  ‘Vamoose Burglary’  (burglary where a car is stolen).  Entry gained via a forced rear door.  Wallet, car keys and a grey Skoda Octavia index RX ** HYN stolen.  If anyone has any information that would be useful fro the police please make contact with us quoting reference number 43200139183.
 
 
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

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

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