This message is dated Monday 14th December 2020 - Windsor
Alert message sent 14/12/2020 13:01:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
FIRST: AN ACTION FRAUD CASE JUST REPORTED TO US:
On Saturday 12th December, the aggrieved received multiple telephone calls from someone purporting to be from Amazon Prime.
They said she was behind with monthly payments and there was £80 per outstanding on her account.
To try and sort this out, they asked for access to her laptop and she typed in some code, to let them proxy her hard drive. There are no more details at this time to find out exactly what happened.
NEVER – NEVER – NEVER – grant anyone remote access to your computer. If anyone asks you to type in some code and press enter – DON’T DO IT – PUT THE PHONE DOWN, FIND A NUMBER FOR THAT ORGANISATION AND CALL THEM.
NEVER USE A NUMBER THEY HAVE GIVEN YOU – THAT WILL SIMPLY GO THROUGH TO AN ACCOMPLICE.
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
8/12 – 9/12 Claremont Road. Car broken into and a laptop, 3 hard drives and 20 CDs stolen. The CD’s contain irreplaceable family photos and may have been discarded by the thief. If you find them, please let me know at my email below.
11/12 – 12/12 Friday 9 a.m. / Saturday noon. St John The Baptist Church, High Street. Votive candle collection box forced open and cash stolen. Ref. No: 43200421059
ETON & ETON WICK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
SR.email@example.com CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
11/12 Friday 1 a.m. Carter Close. Grey Audi S5 index E * JWA, stolen from the road. Ref. NO: 43200418931
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
13/12 Sunday 10.30 a.m. Bourne Avenue. A white van pulled up outside the property, 2 men got out and stole aluminium poles from the garden. Ref. NO: 43200422016
11/12 Friday 1 a.m. Hatch Lane. A witness saw 3 men trying to steal their neighbours car. They were unsuccessful, but they did damage the ignition system and sprayed foam into the engine, in an attempt to disengage the electrics. As they were disturbed, they jumped back into what is believed to be a black Audi Estate and drove off towards Clewer Hill. Ref. No: 43200418837
SR.firstname.lastname@example.org DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
11/12 Friday 5.30 a.m. Montrose way, Datchet. Burglary. The owner returned to finds their rear door forced and glass everywhere. Very untidy search. Jewellery and a ladies Rolex wristwatch stolen. Ref. NO: 43200420172
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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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 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 email@example.com