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This message is dated Friday 7th February 2020 - Windsor

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This message is dated Friday 7th February 2020 for Windsor.
FIRST:  Another disabled parking scam - this time in the High Street.  A visually impaired driver approached the road with the new parking meters.  A man came up saying he was one of the new parking attendants and the aggrieved needed to pay using his bank card.  He guided the aggrieved to the machine and asked him to insert his bank card.  After doing that, he fake attendant told him that he had to say his PIN number to the machine.  He then said it had not worked and that his card had been retained.  Did he have another card ?  The aggrieved gave him a second card and spoke his PIN number to the machine.  The fake attendant, then said that card had also been retained..  Would he mind waiting there for 30 minutes, until the next attendant arrived, who would be able to retrieve the cards.
The fake attendant then retrieved the cards and made several attempts to make withdrawals, but they were declined.
Please be on your guard - this is the second disabled driver targeted by a parking scam.

I put out last week details of Honor Ryan’s (from the Trading Standards Scambuster Group) appearances on local Radio.ITV news has now highlighted the work of Trading Standards to combat cyber crime and there is a photo of Honor online - so that you can put a face to a name !
ALSO, this came in from Honor:
Hello Jeff
Something for your alert from the national consumer service which provides immediate civil advice. 
All calls are then shared to relevant local Trading Standards service as notifications (if civil) or referrals (if criminal).
There is also a new additional line which is specifically for reporting scams only.
Consumer Service - 0808 223 1133
Scams Action - 0808 250 5050  

7/2  Friday midnight / 9.05 a.m. Windsor Yards car park.  Rubbish set alight.
4/2 - 6/2  Tuesday midnight / Thursday 6 p.m.  Maynard Court, Clarence Road.  Burglary.  Entry gained through a small window at the front of the house.  The offenders exited, via a window at the rear.  Play Station 4, 2 controllers, broken mobile phone tracksuit and back pack stolen.  Very tidy search.
6/2  Thursday 7.15 p.m.  Business, Sheet Street.  3 youths on the roof destroying the Sky dishes and cables.  They were described very well and later, 3 lads matching the description given, were detained and arrested in bachelors Acre on suspicion of causing criminal damage and admitted the offence.
5/2  Wednesday 6 p.m. / 8.45 p.m.  Barry Avenue X 2.  1.  Car rear windscreen smashed.  The parcel shelf was pushed aside.  Black rucksack containing Del LAPTOP and accessories stolen.
6/2  Thursday 12 noon / 4 p.m.  Car Park, River Street.  Car broken into and searched.  Bags containing 3 LAPTOPS, an IPAD, Euros, a Tag Heuer wristwatch, passports, keys

4/2 - 5/2  Tuesday 11 a.m. / Wednesday 11 a.m.  East Crescent.  Fence panel broken.
5/2  Wednesday 11 a.m.  Smiths Lane.  Drive pulled up and rocks and slabs slate.  A neighbour reports seeing a white van with writing on the side doing this.  They thought they were authorised builders.
6/2  Thursday 3.30 p.m.  Illingworth.  A man was making a delivery of a parcel to a house, when a man came up and said - ‘’Yo bruv, that for me’.  The man asked for ID.  The offender than snatched the parcel and ran off getting into a waiting black SUV.  The man making the delivery then spoke with the householder to explain what had happened.  They said they had not ordered anything !  Apparently the address is being used by someone who has deliveries and they waits for and collects them !!  he is described as black, dreadlocked hair, black top with two dragons on it - one white, the other electric blue, grey hoody, jeans and white trainers.  Has anyone else in Illingworth had similar issues ?  have you seen this man around awaiting postal deliveries ?  Do you have CCTV or doorbell footage of him or the car ?
6/2  Thursday 5.35.  St Leonard’s Road.  2 lads entered a shop and stole some items.  They were apparently working their way along every shop.
6/2  Thursday 6.50 p.m.  Restaurant, Stanwell Road, Horton.  2 slabs of concrete thrown through the window.
6/2  Thursday 7 p.m.  Pub, Horton Road, Horton.  The owners heard a bang, then a window smashed.  Criminal damage.
4/2 - 5/2  Tuesday 7 p.m. / Wednesday 9 a.m.  Ditton Road, Datchet. CAR LEFT UNLOCKED - searched - disability badge and Sat Nav stolen.
5/2  Wednesday 5.25 a.m.  London Road, Datchet.  A woman walked along the road trying car door handles.  As she opened the door, the car alarm sounded, which startled her and she immediately made off with a man who was walking a few feet behind her.
6/2  Thursday 1.15 a.m.  The Drive, Wraysbury, Wraysbury.  The owner heard noises outside and looked at her CCTV.  They saw a man lurking on the drive and acting very suspiciously..  When they checked later they found the   CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS and portable Bose speakers stolen.  He is described as wearing a puffa jacket.
6/2  Thursday 12.30 p.m. / 4.30 p.m.  High Street, Wraysbury.  Silver Vauxhall isignia index BD ** CLX stolen.
6/2  Thursday 12 noon  Estate, Burfield Road.  Transit broken into - tools stolen.
FIRST: from Tony
Hi Jeff

Just had a recorded message saying there has been an unauthorised withdrawal of £600 from my Mastercard account and to counteract this - please press One.
New one on me, but I guess quite common.
This seems to me a current scam type.  As always the answer is:
NEXT: from Karen
She has received an email from Uber.  Could she please re-set her password - Please click on the link.
There are then 2 more links.  One for more information and assistance and another to give you more control over your account !!
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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“The Windsor & Ascot Neighbourhood Watch Association‘s aim is to encourage participation in NHW in the Windsor & Ascot parish areas, with a particular focus on increasing safety for residents, preventing scams, fraud and cybercrime, and assisting our elderly and vulnerable neighbours.  
The Neighbourhood Policing Team areas covered by the W&A NHW Association are: Windsor Central (Windsor Inner, Eton & Eton Wick), Windsor West (The Clewers, Dedworth, Oakley Green), Windsor East (Old Windsor, Datchet, Horton, Wraysbury) and Ascot (Ascot, Sunningdale and Sunninghill).
The Association also has a Facebook page: www.fb.me/WindsorAscotNHW which you can Like and Follow to keep track of local NHW news.
Residents of these areas are encouraged to join the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association by signing up on www.ourwatch.org.uk, using their postcodes to find the most appropriate NHW scheme to become a member of. 
For more information please contact the Multi-Scheme Administrator for Windsor & Ascot
NHW, Paul Ghent at WindsorAscotNHW@gmail.com”
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Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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