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Crime Update Monday 25th July - Windsor

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This message is dated Monday 25th July 2016 for Windsor.
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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23/7  Saturday 5.40 p.m.  Ground Floor Flat, St. Leonard’s Avenue.  Burglary.  Two people were seen making off from a burglary.  They had entered via a forced ground floor kitchen window.  They stole An Mac laptop, 2 iPads, a Prada purse an handbag and 2 sets of Bose headphones.  A witness saw the thieves and shouted at them. a boy climbed out of the kitchen window and a girl who had been loitering, got onto bikes and rode off.  The police were called and attended immediately, flooding the area in a containment search.  Fortunately, the witness was able to give excellent descriptions and two people matching the descriptions given were located and arrested upon suspicion of burglary.  During the arrest, the lad attempted to hide a cooler bag, which was recovered by the police.  It contained the stolen items !  A brilliant piece of collaborative work by everyone involved – ESPECIALLY the witness, who gave brilliant description !
10/7 – 24/7  The Pavilions.  Car keyed – 3rd time.
24/7  Sunday 4.30 a.m. / 5 p.m.  Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick.  Burglary.  The owner returned home to find a living room slightly window open and their dog barking.  As they approached, they saw a man in the garden who fence hopped away and drove off in a car parked in a nearby lane.  No entry was gained.  The window was slightly open, but the owner had ‘Window limiters’ fixed, so that it can only be opened a few inches for ventilation, but the metal ‘limiters’ prevent it from being opened any further.  Window limiters are brilliant, cheap and easy to fit !
21/7 – 24/7  Thursday 10 p.m. / Sunday 12.30 p.m.  Bell Lane Allotments, Bell Lane, Eton WickINSECURE SHED entered and wheelbarrow stolen.
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25/7  Monday 0.35 a.m.  Dedworth Road.  Car set on fire.  Put out by Berks Fire & Rescue.
24/7 – 25/7  Sunday 11 p.m. / Monday 4.15 a.m.  Parsonage Lane.  Burglary.  The thieves reached through a small transom window in the front living room, left open for ventilation and opened a larger window to climb through, while the owners were asleep upstairs in bed.  Search of the ground floor and keys and a blue VW Golf index YH ** XFR stolen from outside.
15/7 – 24/7  Keeler Close.  Car declared SORN stolen
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22/7  Friday 5.30 p.m. – 5.45 p.m.  Clewer Avenue.  Car keyed.
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22/7  Friday 5.45 p.m. / 6.30 p.m.  Estate Office, Windsor Great Park.  Car passenger and rear passenger windows smashed – nothing taken.
23/7  Saturday 8 p.m. / 9.30 p.m.  Pub Restaurant Car Park, Straight Road.  Car keyed.
24/7  Sunday midnight / 9.30 a.m.  Queen’s Close.  Transit van front quarterlight smashed to gain entry.  Tools stolen from the back.  Please remember to let everyone you know with a van containing tools to put a wireless, PIR sensor shed alarm in the back !
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, ears.....and Brain
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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