This message is dated Wednesday 3rd November 2021 - Maidenhead
Alert message sent 03/11/2021 13:44:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
FIRST AN ACTION FRAUD CASE, CAUGHT BY THE BANKING PROTOCOL:
The police received a call from a local bank, as one of their customers was trying to make a withdrawal of a large amount of cash for roofing work, being done on their house. This was an unusual withdrawal for them, though they have made several withdrawals of large sums recently. They have memory issues, are confused and vulnerable. The home also shows signs of long term neglect. Apparently the builders cold called and said the work needed to be done and the victim agreed. The victim, does not believe they are being scammed and says the builders have been really helpful.
If you see a builders van or a skip outside a neighbour’s house you feel may be vulnerable for whatever reason, let us know. We will arrange for a PCSO / RBWM Community Warden to walk by and make discrete enquiries – never mentioning your name. They will ask, what is being done and whether they have all the necessary paperwork / estimates / builders real contact details etc.. No legitimate builder would object to this process and would be grateful the client is being protected from scammers.
NEXT: NOTTINGHAM KNOCKERS (YOUNG PEOPLE GOING DOOR TO DOOR, SELLING HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS) ARE OUT AND ABOUT RBWM PLEASE DO NOT BUY FROM THEM AND ALWAYS GIVE THEM THE SAME MESSAGE:
‘I AM SORRY, I DO NOT BUY GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR’
Then firmly but politely, close and lock the front door. Many thanks to all those that alerted us to them.
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
2/11 – 3/11 – Tuesday midnight / Wednesday 0.15 a.m. Courthouse Road. The owner covered their windscreen with a blanket. Later they saw it had been tucked in neatly. When they investigated they found the doors open and the car had been rummaged. Loose change stolen. Ref. No: 43210496153
firstname.lastname@example.org BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
2/11 Tuesday 6.30 p.m. / 7.45 p.m. Quarrywood Road, Bisham Road, Bisham. Car rear window smashed. Boot opened and sports kit and tennis racquets stolen. Ref. No: 43210495695
1/11 Monday 9.25 p.m. Southwood Gardens. The aggreiveds were recently burgled and their car keys were stolen. The thieves returned and stole the Nissan Qashqai from the drive. They had not yet changed the locks. Ref. No: 43210493954
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
email@example.com BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT: Mike has just reported Nottingham Knockers in Moneyrow Green at lunchtime today. Sarah, just emailed me, to say they are in Fifield and Oakley Green and on the local Facebook page!
2/11 Tuesday 9.10 p.m. Pub, High Street, Bray. Rear driver’s side window smashed Bag containing lunch box and make up bag stolen. Ref.No: 43210495741
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FROM THE MAIDENHEAD NHW ASSOCIATION:
Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association is growing fast, and with more members joining every day, we need to ask for volunteers to join us on the association to help keep the association going and keep Maidenhead safe!
Here is a shortlist of the positions we have available:
Multi-Scheme Administrator (MSA)
Secretary of the Association
Board members of the Association
Vice-Chairman of the Association
Please visit our website: MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk and from there you will be able to see all the different ways you can get involved to help support your local community. There is no time commitment or dedicated hours, but we do ask if you can attend the association meetings (One 60 Minute meeting every 2 months)
If you have any question about any of the positions available, please feel free to contact us at contact@MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk
I look forward to speaking with you soon.
James Cooper HNDip, MBCS
Chairman – Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association & Vice-Chair for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association