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Beware the Fake Courier (archive photo)

There is a new variation of the old fake courier scam currently doing the rounds in this country.

It goes as follows:

  1.  A man rings or knocks on the door. He is carrying a small parcel.
  2.  He tells you that the parcel is for you, even if you are not expecting one, and will persist in this.
  3.  He will say that there is a delivery surcharge of a small amount like £1.
  4.  When you offer to give him the money he says he can’t take cash payments, only payments by credit cards.
  5.  He shows what appears to be a hand-held card machine.
  6.  When you give him your card, he puts it into the machine and asks you to enter your pin number.
  7.  He then makes out that the card is jammed in the machine.
  8.  He says he will go to his van to get a tool to release it.
  9.  He vanishes for a short time, in which unknown to you, he goes to a local cash machine, draws out a large sum of money from your account using your card and the pin number you entered into his fake card machine.
  10.  He returns to you, and returns your card. You assume that he was honest after all, (until you get your next bank statement).
  11.  He is a lot richer, with your money, and you know nothing about it.





About Mr. Bloggy

I am a disabled volunteer community blogger. My real name is Mark Mapstone, I am an ex Royal Marine and was a consultant to the commercial mailing and distribution industry. Why not visit some of my other blogsites?

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