This message is dated Friday 7th August 2020 - Ascot
Alert message sent 07/08/2020 15:56:00
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ANOTHER BRILLIANT END TO THE WEEK - NO CRIME TO REPORT IN THE LAST 48 HOURS !!!
NO CARS BROKEN INTO
NEXT: AN UPDATE RE INVESTMENT / SHARE SCAMS, FROM GRAHAM WHO USED TO WORK FOR THE FSA
Your note regarding Investment / Share scams, refers to reporting to the FSA (Financial Services Authority) but this organisation was split in 2012 into a successor regulator FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and the Bank of England PRA.
So any reference should be to FCA.
I think the message is, nobody should be “cold calling“ you, as this is not permitted under FSM Act 2000 (Financial Services Market Act) so - if they do - just put the telephone down.
Alternatively, you could simplify say- ‘can I do this, if I only receive benefits’ ? - that usually works !
If you want to invest, seek out an authorised IFA (Independent Financial Advisor), or even your bank, to provide you with approved advice. You will then have the protection, afforded by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme), if you are mis-advised.
Anybody trying to offer you a regulated investment, - MUST - be an authorised firm with FCA registration and can either be a UK incorporated entity, or an EU passported firm, which would have a similar UK registration.
Before entering into any investment activity, the broker, or investment firm would undertake an assessment, to decide your attitude to risk i.e. low, medium or high and would then provide you with a terms of engagement letter and possibly a KFC (key facts document).
Without going through the above process, it is more than likely, somebody is trying to scam you so - Do Not even engage in any conversation. You may give them personal information.
Remember the motto “if is something appears too good to be true it is”
Hope the above helps.
Best regards Graham
Thanks Graham - this really helps.
A major event like Coronavirus can initiate new types of scam activity. You may have already seen reports of fraudulent activity, around the sale of face masks and hand sanitiser. BE ON YOUR GUARD.
NEXT: A REALLY GOOD JOB:
HMRC mounted an operatio and, saw the hand over of a white coloured Ford Transit. 8 men were then arrested by HMRC, following an operation where the men were found to be in possession of illegally obtained cigarettes with non paid duty.
NEXT: Hi Jeffrey
I hope you are well. I would be very grateful if you could share the email below with your contact list across Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead please.
Thank you so much.
Dear WAM (Windsor and Maidenhead) Voluntary and Community Groups
We are very excited to share with you some of our FREE online training accessible in the comfort of your own homes and offices!
This includes Advanced Zoom Training (Tuesday 11th August) and Keeping Vulnerable Adults and Children Safe - Safeguarding Training (Wednesday 11th August) for this coming month and Social Enterprise Training, Happiness Matters, Volunteer Management Training for September 2020. The link to registering onto our training sessions is:
We will be organising more online training via zoom particularly from September onwards, so please do register and book onto our WAM Get Involved training programme. This will be shared across Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead community and voluntary groups.
All training is FREE and at no cost to WAM voluntary groups - however we do pay a good rate to our trainers, so if you are unable to attend, please do let us know, so that we can give your place to a reserved member.
If you have any suggestions for training that your voluntary group particularly requires, please get in touch and we will see what we can arrange - again - without any costs involved. Equally, if you are able to train others in specialist areas using zoom, get in touch. We want to ensure we support our WAM community trainers wherever possible.
I will be attending the zoom training myself (limited places left), so I hope to see some of you next week!
Looking forward to seeing more of you signing up in the near future.
WAM Gets Involved/Slough CVS
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
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ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org