Once you have visited the site to see if all your questions have been answered, you can email Valerie Pike the Chair of the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association for a referral to one of her Volunteer NHW Video Doorbell Gurus !
NEXT: ANOTHER SEXTORTION:
A young man was online in a chat room with a person he did not know. They asked him to go to another app, were they could see each other. During that conversation, they engaged in intimate acts. Immediately he received a message to say that they had a screenshot of him. The scammer then asked the young man how much he is willing to pay, to not have this picture released. The young man eventually agreeing to pay £500, as this was all he had.
The scammer asked the young man to download another App, to send the money. He did this and the scammer asked for the money to be sent to a bank account in the Ivory Coast. The young man was about to send the money, but asked his parents for his bank details and at this point, they have become aware and alerted police. No money was sent to the suspect.
ONCE AGAIN – DO NOT SAY, WRITE, TEXT, VIDEO, PHOTOGRAPH ANYTHING ONLINE THAT YOU WOULD NOT BE HAPPY FOR YOUR PARENTS, RELATIVES, FRIENDS, SCHOOL, COLLEGE, NEIGHBOURS, WORK COLLEAGUES – EVERYONE IN YOUR PERSONAL ADDRESS BOOK TO SEE AND WATCH !!!
DON’T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU !
NEXT: Report of a suspicious Charity Collector going door to door:
A witness reports that they have video doorbell footage of a man knocking on doors in Walker Road on 29th August. He claimed he was collecting for the TV Hospice. He didn't wait for us to answer the door, but can be seen noting down information on his mobile phone. On the 30th August, he was also in Orchard Close. He has an unusual accent, fairly young with mid/long length bushy hair and was wearing a visor and a bright yellow hi viz coat.
As you will all know from previous messages – charity collectors who go door to door, can no longer accept cash. Insurance companies won’t cover them for violent robbery. What they will ask you to sign, is a Standing Order !
Many years ago, we were happy to sign and give out cheques like confetti. A cheque has the name of your bank, your bank account number, the sort code, and of course your signature ! We now live in different times and you would not give your bank details, to a stranger in a coffee shop, who leaned over and asked for it !
The same applies to anyone who calls door to door. You cannot complete and hand to them, a Standing order. Even if they show you an ID – it is irrelevant, as you do not know what a genuine ID looks like for that charity. Our Licensing Officer here in the office, has a pile of fake IDs / driving licenses, young people have purchased online, to be able to purchase alcohol / get into clubs ! They are really inexpensive and look totally genuine. As you don’t know what the ID should look like – don’t take the risk !
If the charity is one you support, ask the person to leave a blank form with you and you will complete it and send it back yourself. Most of the charities have websites where you can do this, or a shop you can go into.
Please remember our NHW motto:
I am sorry, I do not buy goods and services at the door – and that includes standing orders !
NEXT: Robert has sent me the link to the September Fraud Newsletter, sent out by Surrey Police:
It has details of Holiday Frauds, Pet Frauds and Text Scams.
Ignore the contact details in the handout they produce, report them to TVP, apart from Action Fraud !
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
28/8 – 30/8 Sunningdale Park, Larch Avenue. Garden furniture including an expensive garden table and outdoor sofa stolen. Ref. No; 43210389177
30/8 Monday 10.35 a.m. Church Road. A green Land Rover Defender with a cream roof stolen from outside a house. The owners still have the keys. Ref. No: 43210389060
31/8 Over the last 2 months somewhere – Upper Village Road. Catalytic Converter stolen from under a Honda. Ref. No: 43210390628
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be delighted to assist.