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 on: September 22, 2018, 04:03:41 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by James Hatch
Not many people in the three Cookham's today will remember Lord James Meston or what he was famous for. Well you all will know of  The Pinder Hall, Well it was the 1st Baron Meston who opened it in March 1936. It was noted in the Maidenhead Advertiser on the 1st of April 1936.

https://youtu.be/2vxXFJcUmDY

So turn up your sound for a history lesson.

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 on: September 22, 2018, 03:50:57 PM 
Started by James Hatch - Last post by James Hatch
I have used GoPro Hero Cameras 3,4,5, and 6 Black, and all have this self adjusting from daylight to artificial lighting as you will see in this clip:

https://youtu.be/jgSpDBLlq30

So turn up your sound.


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 on: September 22, 2018, 08:20:54 AM 
Started by lizzyk - Last post by Aries
No problems here.  Sky News was  OK yesterday evening and just checked it this morning (Saturday).  Broadband was also OK (but we are on Plusnet - but they use the same "wires" as BT).

By the way we are located in the Village.  We tune to the Crystal Palace transmitter which is generally good here (having said that, the ITV channels are starting to break up - it happens in the autumn - "Falling Leaves" syndrome?).

What we do suffer from here are frequent power cuts - usually only lasting a few seconds but enough to reset some of the radio clocks.  Its been like that for years but the stormy weather seems to have made it worse recently.




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 on: September 21, 2018, 07:15:59 PM 
Started by lizzyk - Last post by lizzyk
Is anyone else having signal problems with Sky News using Freeview? I sometimes get No signal and other times get the picture pixelating and a nasty squeak! It has only started recently. I am also having trouble with BT broadband dropping out, completely sometimes, particularly at weekends.

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 on: September 21, 2018, 06:43:30 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
GOOD END TO THE WEEK
 
NO BURGLARIES
 
AND
 
NO CARS BROKEN INTO
 
 
FIRST - I would normally put this into COMMENTS, as it relates to a scam phone call, but this one is so disturbing, I want to deal with it first.
 
Hi
Please publicise a scam that was tried twice on a mother and daughter, in Cookham. The mother attends the day centre and received a call supposedly from HMRC, telling her she owed money and there was a warrant out for her arrest, unless she rang a phone number !  Fortunately, her daughter had warned her about a differently worded scam she had received, earlier that week, so the mother had let the call go to her answerphone. Her daughter ignored her scam, but reported her mother's to the police, because the wording was more threatening. She knew it was a scam, but many of my members would not have and would have reacted very differently.

Many thanks
Miriam Blazey
Manager Elizabeth House Day Centre
 
AND:
 
Hi
Message left on my answer phone yesterday, which I feel is worth reporting
 
A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST, YOUR WARRANT NUMBER IS WC4548.  AS THERE IS A LEGAL CASE GOING TO BE FILED AGAINST YOUR NAME, NOW BEFORE THE CASE IS SENT FOR EXECUTION AND YOU RECIEVE THE LEGAL COURSE OF NOTIFICATION, YOU CAN PHONE THE HMRC ON 020 3286 3344.
DON’T IGNORE…………..
 
Obviously, I have not replied to this, but if somebody else gets the same message, they might be tempted!
 
Regards
Ken
 
I have now received dozens, upon dozens of calls, to say people, particularly elderly people, have received this call and they are very upset by it, as it is very threatening.  This is the HMRC scam, I mentioned last week.
 
When you call the number, you are told you owe money to the Inland Revenue, from several years ago.  You have been informed about this by letter, but you have not responded and several County Court Judgements have therefore been entered against you and as a result, a warrant has been issued for your arrest.  The police will be arriving shortly, to take you to prison.
 
As you can imagine, this causes a great deal of anxiety.  I mentioned last week, one of our members had phoned them back to try and prevent the police arriving on her doorstep.  In their case, it was explained she owed £2,900.  If she paid the £2,900 immediately, they could prevent the arrest and imprisonment.  If they failed to pay, there would be more court proceedings and the bill could possibly be £68,000.
 
Can everyone circulate this as widely as possible please to avoid unnecessary anxiety ?  If you visits a day centre, library, community group ask them to alert members to this scam.
 
NEXT:  I was invited last night, to present to the Oakley Green & Fifield community Association AGM - it was a pleasure and I am always happy to come out and talk to any group, to spread the warnings about scams and current frauds.  If you want me to come and present, drop me an email to me police email at the bottom of this message.  It is a good way to spread the warnings.
I mention the meeting because firstly there was a brilliant presentation by Andy McCabe, about his group called ‘Starfish’, who provide swimming lessons and fun in the water, to anyone who is disabled mentally / physically.  Their current age range is 5 - 95.  There is a waiting list for this brilliant service and they need more volunteers to reduce this.  They do have qualified swimming teachers.  They recently went to the National Championships and came back with a sack full of medals.  They need sponsorship, funding and of course volunteers to help.  If you want more details, email me again at my email below and I will put you in touch.

As we were discussing email scams someone came forward and offered their IT skills to assist anyone with IT fraud / Scam issues.  That gives us two volunteer IT Gurus for you to ask, if you have IT security issues.  We discussed how often computers should be backed up as a result of the current scams / viruses etc.                       He has automatic hard drive back up - every day !  Most of us are lucky to do it once a month to an external hard drive, but it is something we must do.  If you have a any questions, I can forward them to him.
 
It was a brilliant evening, with some really good questions and experiences.  If you want me to come along and talk to your group, just email me below.
 
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
19/5  Wednesday 9 a.m. / 5.15 p.m.  Car park, Holmanleaze.  Car keyed.
19/9  Wednesday  9 a.m. / 3 p.m.  Grenfell Place.  Bike locked in a bike rack stolen.  A black, Carrera Vengeance, mountain bike.
19/9  Wednesday 5 p.m. / 9.15 p.m.  Shopping Centre, Nicholson’s Walk.  A grey & blue, Cross FXT500 mountain bike.
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST
maidenheadwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
14/9 - 19/9  Friday 8 p.m. / Wednesday 12.45 p.m.  Boyndon Road.  Front and rear index plates stolen.
 
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 

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 on: September 21, 2018, 06:17:09 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
We’ve seen a sharp increase in reports about fake TV Licensing emails claiming to offer refunds. The emails state that the refund cannot be processed due to “invalid account details”. The links provided in the emails lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal and financial details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

 
Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

 7 
 on: September 20, 2018, 04:07:00 PM 
Started by fision - Last post by fision
It seems the number is a BT one but it is obviously not genuine, they must have some system of displaying correct numbers.

I would love a router with pink lights, in fact a totally pink router would be even better.

It's a BT issued number but one that appears to be used quite a bit at the moment - https://who-called.co.uk/Number/01614941164

 8 
 on: September 20, 2018, 03:39:04 PM 
Started by fision - Last post by Roger
It seems the number is a BT one but it is obviously not genuine, they must have some system of displaying correct numbers.

I would love a router with pink lights, in fact a totally pink router would be even better.

 9 
 on: September 20, 2018, 01:14:19 PM 
Started by fision - Last post by monty
They left message on my answer phone - press 1to have this resolved by an engineer, Did she think I cam of a banana boat, I deleted the message  Huh Wish  these calls could be stopped, there are a ilot of vunerable people out there who will believe it and PRESS 1

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 on: September 20, 2018, 12:45:47 PM 
Started by fision - Last post by CLIPPER
BRILLIANT  Grin

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