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Crime Update Monday 25th July 2016 - Ascot

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This message is dated Monday 25th July 2016 for Ascot.
Last week we had a case where someone had lost £1,800 from their bank account, after falling for the TalkTalk scam !  As I have pointed out several times the TalkTalk database has now been hacked several times, so the scammers have all your personal details, including A/c details and numbers, payments and payment dates etc etc etc.
The scam works this way.
They phone you to say that your router is malfunctioning and causing problems for your neighbours, interfering with their signal.  What they would like to send you a new they ask for your address.............and would like to offer you a refund, to compensate you for your inconvenience......................can you please let them have your bank account details !!!
By then you are sucked in and fail to realise that, surely they have your address ????  Surely they have your bank account details ?????
Obviously, they only hacked part of the database !
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25/7  Monday 5 a.m.  Farm Close.  Multiple cars entered and searched.  No more detail at this time.
21/7 – 22/7  Thursday 2 p.m. / Friday 7.30 a.m.  Lyndhurst Road.  Yellow oil based paint sprayed over wagon and car park.  Possibly tags – ‘A’ or ‘K’.
21/7 – 24/7  Thursday 10.30 a.m. / Sunday 10 a.m.  Hurstwood.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS and searched – nothing stolen.
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22/7  Friday 2 p.m. / 6.30 p.m.  Golf Club, Car Par, Winkfield Road X 2.  1. CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS and backpack and contents stolen.  2.  Van side door forced – tools stolen.
Dear Jeff

Last week I went to the Maidenhead recycling site, to dispose of some garden waste and some shredded paperwork.
The container for waste paper, was quite full and sitting right on the top of in plain view was a pile of documents / letters which had the name and address and possibly other personal information, just sitting there ready for anyone to remove and use for whatever purpose.
I was sorely tempted to do just that and post them back to the person concerned - with a note, thanking them for the really useful info.
Needless to say I did not remove the papers, but with ID fraud rates soaring, I think it might be helpful to remind people to at least tear up paperwork containing personal information, before it goes in the bin.
If they can, people should shred personal documents.
I don’t think I need say anything further. – many thanks Martin !
NEXT from Peter:
Hello Jeff,
Had following mobile phone message today:
IMPORTANT PROPOSAL!! You have been chosen for a business proposal.
Please kindly contact Richard Kimura on XXXXXXXXXX.Com, for more details.
Your fraud section may be interested in the message, fitting a bigger picture.
Trusting you are well and all the best,
Many thanks Peter – we all need to keep our wits about us !!
Eyes and Ears..........and Brain.
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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