This message is dated Wednesday 13th January 2021 - Ascot
Alert message sent 13/01/2021 11:44:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
MY FAVOURITE MESSAGE:-
NO CRIME TO REPORT IN THE LAST 48 HOURS.
NO CARS BROKEN INTO !
FIRST:- From the Borough
Don’t drop your guard
The last ten months have been tough and you may feel that your willpower to follow the rules/guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is weakening, but COVID-19 ‘fatigue’ is as dangerous as the virus itself.
Cases across the Royal Borough continue to rise rapidly due to the new variant, and local NHS services are under immense pressure – more than they were in April last year.
It’s tempting to think that with the roll-out of the vaccines, the pandemic is nearly over. It’s not. The behaviour of each and every one of us will make the difference during the coming months. Stay home. It’s as simple as that. If you’re still unsure about the lockdown restrictions, you can read them here.
If you require urgent, but not life-threatening, care, and you’re not sure where to go for help, you can contact NHS 111 First.
If you can’t get through to your GP surgery and you don’t know where to go before visiting your local Emergency Department, you can access the NHS 111 service either by visiting the 111 website, or by calling 111 direct.
RBWM PUBLIC TOWN FORUM MEETINGS SHORTLY:
If you’d like to have your say in future town forum meetings, where issues affecting Maidenhead and Windsor town centres are discussed, we want to hear from you.
You can suggest discussion topics for the Town Forums, as well as attend the virtual meeting and contribute to discussions:
I attend along with the TVP Geographic Inspector Tracey Croucher. These are really good meetings that as a local resident, you can attend and ask questions to your local Councillors about matters that concern you.
Waste and recycling collection day temporary changes
This is a reminder that our waste and recycling collection days have temporarily changed over the festive period. Normal collection days resume from Monday 18 January.
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
NO CRIME TO REPORT
NO CRIME TO REPORT
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
NO CRIME TO REPORT
FIRST: A N.I. SCAM
I had a call with recorded voicemail saying my national insurance number had been used in a fraud in Wales. Followed by the usual press 1 or money will be able to be taken. At that point I ended the call.
NEXT: An HSBC Scam
My husband just got a text message on mobile phone – supposedly from HSBC Bank.
It says that a named person – he does not know – was added to his account as a payee and authorised to use it. If he did not authorised this – please click on the link below !!!
Obviously it is a scam as he does not bank with HSBC. Please warn on alert neighbourhood site.
AND PAUL GOT THIS TOO:
I have had endless calls this week, on my land line and mobile phone, but one was quite concerning, because the timing happened to be spot on.
I had been trying to email a Gov. website, relating to pensions. The next day, by pure co-incidence, I received a call on my mobile, supposedly from the fraud department of the DHSS, suggesting that my N.I. number was being used illegally. He was very good and insistent, we never got to the bit where he asked for financial information, but I would be concerned if he spoke with someone who was more ‘tolerant’ than me
Many thanks Hillary & Paul – If you get one of these:
BREATHE – PAUSE – THINK BEFORE RESPONDING
NEXT: Inland Revenue Scam:
My wife recently received an automated message on her mobile, saying that she was being investigated for Tax Fraud
She hung up immediately, but was slightly concerned, as she has just filed a Tax return that weekend. I assume HMRC would not contact anyone in this way and it must be a scam.
She was also slightly concerned that the scammers know that she has filed a tax return, but again I assume that this is co-incidental, as they'll target people randomly anyway and especially at this time of year when people are filling tax returns before the deadline of 31/01
Thanks Jody –
These calls are what we hear about in elections – ‘robocalls’. A real person records the message and then banks of computers send it out, to hundreds of thousands.
Potential victims are not personally targeted – they have no idea she had submitted a tax return – it is totally random. They send out hundreds of thousands of these texts and hope even for a 1% return.
NEXT: A Microsoft Outlook Scam:
This message arrived and I imagine it will catch quite a few people !
This is a message to say that Microsoft will no longer be supporting ‘Outlook’. They will be closing all mailboxes from 10th January. To update your account click on the LINK below, to update to a new version.
DON’T DO IT – DON’T LET IT BE YOU !
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 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