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Crime Update Wednesday 1st February 2017 - Windsor

Alert message sent 01/02/2017 15:59:00

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This message is dated Wednesday 1st February 2017 for Windsor.
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30/1  Monday 7.10 p.m. – 7.15 p.m.  Leisure Pool Car Park, Stovell RoadUNLOCKED bike stolen from the Car Park.  A valuable, grey, Cube Bikes Nature, man’s, mountain bike.
30/1 – 31/1  Monday 4 p.m. / Tuesday 4.15 p.m.  Duke Street.  Bike chained up to railings in front garden stolen.  A maroon, Pendalton, unisex, hybrid bike.
30/1  Monday 8.15 p.m.  College Car Park, St. Leonard’s Road.  Chained up bike stolen.  CCTV shows someone cutting through the chain.  A valuable, white, Specialized mountain bike.
31/1  Tuesday 11.30 a.m. / 4.30 p.m.  Riverside Walk.  Car rear passenger window smashed and car searched.  WALLET, PHONE AMD SAT NAV stolen from the back seat.  The phone has a tracker which located it in Slough.
31/1  Tuesday 8.30 p.m.  Barry Avenue.  A witness reported a youth throwing a brick through the rear windscreen of car.  A number of items including a laptop and a tablet, stolen from the boot
31/1  Tuesday 6.30 a.m. / 6.45 p.m.  High Street, Eton.  Bike stolen from secure area.  A very expensive black, Scott XXL mountain bike.
31/1 - 1/2  Tuesday 5.30 p.m. / Wednesday 8.45 a.m.  Manor farm Close.  Stone thrown at a house window smashing it.
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30/1  Monday  1.30 p.m.  Clarence Road.  Bike stolen from outside hairdressers.
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30/1  Monday  Midnight / 2 p.m.  Horton Road, Datchet.  Someone has thrown a stone at some French doors, smashing the glass.
FIRST, some advice Honor, at Trading Standards about protecting your telephone number and stopping it from getting onto sales/marketing/’suckers lists’.
When filling out any forms which require a telephone number (but for no apparently necessary reason), then instead of filling out your own telephone number, enter 0333 88 88 88 88 (3x3s and 8x8s).
This will direct them to a recorded message, advising them to contact you by email only.  Further information can be found on
Kind regards
NEXT from Linda
Hi Jeff,
I have received a text from ‘Her Majesty’s Passport Office’ saying that my new passport will take 3 – 6 weeks !
I have not applied for a new passport, as my current passport is current.  Is this a new scam ?
I have not heard about this before.  You know it is not genuine, as it is not  you, that has asked for the new passport !
I have to say, I would contact the Passport Office, using a correct and verified telephone number, to check this out.  It may be someone, pretending to be you, claiming - they / you – have lost your passport and asking for a new one.  If they have, the next time you travel, there could be a problem if your current passport, has been cancelled.  If it is – you won’t know anything about it, as you didn’t make the claim, but could be stopped at an airport !
NEXT a scam to Parish Churches in Cornwall – our members are all over the UK – if you are a member of a local faith group – can you make them aware ?
Hi jeff,

It looks as though our colleagues at the local Parish Church down here in Cornwwall, have today been targeted by people intent on fraudulently obtaining money from them.
The individuals operating the scam, have done a lot of research.  They found out the name of the local vicar and sent an email that purports to be from him, to his finance officer, by name !  It asked her to make a payment of more than £12,000 to a named company.
Fortunately, she immediately saw through it as the amount was substantial.
They wanted to make other Parishes aware of this and to be on their guard.
 Although the email said it came from the local vicar, if you hovered your mouse over it, you could see that it actually came from:
The email gave the company name for the payment along with a sort code and bank account.  The scam email asked the finance officer to email back immediately the transaction had gone through !
As soon as that email was received the money would have been transferred out of that account immediately and lost !
Please spread this message as widely as you can.


Thanks Jeremy – Job done.
NEXT from Susan – the Microsoft / BT Windows Scam still going strong.
Hello Jeffrey
I have now had 3 calls, purporting to come from Microsoft, telling me there is something wrong with my computer.
I have politely refused to have anything to do with them and put the phone down.  I am sure that Microsoft would not phone me, would you agree?
I do not bank but have recently become acting treasurer for a local organisation and so need to access their bank accounts.  However I do not do any transfers, all is done with cheques.
Best wishes


Many thanks Susan – this is of course a scam.  Microsoft or BT have no access whatsoever to your computer to know whether or not you run a Microsoft Product or have an Imac running Apple software.  They don’t even know if you have a computer unless you tell them !
Hence the advice:
Whatever you do, never allow anyone to ‘proxy’ your system to run a diagnostic.  If they ask you to type something in and press run, you are handing over the entire access and contents of your computer to them.  If Like Susuan you do online banking – even if you write cheques – they can copy all the bank details and then do online transactions……and transfers !
Eyes, ears.....and Brain
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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