Crime: 29 June 2012
am receiving reports from across the entire RBWM of men in cars stopping
people as they drive by and after a brief chat, offering them items for
sale. These range from
clothing – leather jackets to power tools (in Old
am working closely with Anne
Chalmers the TVP Crime Reduction Advisor for this area.
As you will have seen, we have a problem with bikes being stolen.
These are being stolen not only from prominent bike racks in full
view of passers by – who – as we can see on CCTV, look and do nothing,
but also sheds and garages. We
have put posters up in targeted areas, but it does not appear to have made
much difference. So – it
comes down to those of you that own bikes, to protect them – even, when
in your sheds. The offenders
go equipped with Bolt Croppers to cut through chains and combination
locks. D locks are
preferable, but you need to buy quite an expensive one.
The thieves are walking past bike racks, looking for the types of
lock, they know they can force. So
– a solution. Anne has
trawled through all sorts of initiatives being used elsewhere and has come
up with an padlock alarmed. It
is sold by Red Line Security, the retail end of the wholesaler, from whom
I purchase all our security equipment:
Line Security –
will see the ‘padlock alarm’ there on page 1.
You will also see the ‘Garage Defender’ on the same page.
If you look in the left hand column and select ‘Garden and
Shed’, you will see simple to install shed alarms and ‘prikka strip’
to go along the top of fences and walls.
On the – ‘alarms and chimes’ – page, there is also a motion
sensor bike alarm, which would be ideal for bikes kept in sheds.
An alarm on the shed door and then another on the bike, may make a
real difference !
– if you have been broken into and have to replace glass in windows,
French doors or patio windows – please replace it with laminated glass.
There are British Standards for enhanced security – any
questions, or for further advice, contact your Neighbourhood Team on their
COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
– 29/6 Thursday
CRIME TO REPORT.
CRIME TO REPORT.
– 29/6 Thursday
GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
– 28/6 Wednesday
– 27/6 Tuesday
– 27/6 Tuesday
Car index plates stolen.
am really grateful to Alan for sharing this experience with us.
Many, will think such deliveries are an accident and do nothing
about them. This shows why
you should act immediately – particularly doing the search to see if
your name / property has been searched recently !!!!
have just had goods delivered by courier (today). Far
from being a ”late” father’s day present, it turns out they were
clothes from an online catalogue company. I
contacted them to let them know that the account was fraudulent and to
find out how it had been set up. It
appears, anyone can set up a new account, with just your name, address,
date of birth and an email address (which in this case was just a new
yahoo account). This means
anyone can do this, using information freely available on the electoral
role. Once set up, the
account works to a credit level, based on your credit worthiness
with Experian. The first order must go to the account address, but
thereafter, any subsequent orders can be sent anywhere in the UK,
including a PO box number, or “drop box” address. The goods are
delivered by an ordinary people carrier (not DHL or the like) and no
signature, or any other proof of delivery, is taken.
appears to be a common scam with fraudsters using catalogue companies, as
they carry out minimal identity checks when setting up new accounts.
You also incur the cost of premium calls to their customer service
department, to sort out the mess. The risk to you, if you don’t act
quickly and cancel the order, is that further deliveries can be made
anywhere in the
we checked with Experian, we found that someone had searched other names
at our address, presumably in preparation for the fraudster setting up
further accounts. To resolve our situation once and for all, we requested
that the address be blocked, not just names at the address. Another
preventative measure, as advised by Experian, is to remove your date of
birth from the Electoral Role, as name/address/DOB, are usually required
as a minimum, to set up new business accounts.
have sent this, as the people carrier was stacked with parcels for the Cox
Green area – and I can’t believe that many people are using that
particular online shopping catalogue, all in the same area.
have forwarded this to RBWM Electoral Roll Department.
They say that Experian have given the wrong advice.
Age does not appear. They
are producing a sheet for me, which I will circulate as soon as it
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