CONFIDENCE TRICKSTERS SELL NON-EXISTING DRONES
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Fraudsters selling non-existent drones
Alert message sent 11/08/2016 18:01:00
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|Online shopping websites are being utilised by fraudsters to advertise nonexistent drones of various specifications for competitive prices.
Drones are personal flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or hand-held controllers. Fraudsters are capitalising on their recent popularity and advertising non-existent drones at a lower value than their recommended retail price to tempt buyers.
After victims agree to purchase the drone, the fraudsters request payment to be paid via bank transfer saying that it will quicken the delivery process. After transferring the money the buyers never receive the drone and the fraudster blocks the victim to prevent further conversation.
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The above article is from Action Fraud Alerts