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This message is dated Friday 3rd September 2021 - Windsor

Alert message sent 03/09/2021 14:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


MY FAVOURITE MESSAGE !

NO CRIME TO REPORT IN THE LAST 48 HOURS !

NO BURGLARIES

AND

NO CARS BROKEN INTO

FIRST 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

WINDSOR:
CENTRAL WINDSOR:

centralwindsorneighbourhoodteam@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
NO CRIME TO REPORT

ETON & ETON WICK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT

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


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/

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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.

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

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