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Another scam

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Registered: 02-08-2007

Another scam

Any here is another scam to add to the never ending list,
In an unusual scam, a parcel from a
clothing catalogue was delivered. The
consumer was surprised as they had not
ordered anything and had no account with
the company. About 10 minutes later the
consumer received a phone call saying the
parcel had been delivered in error and
asked them to leave it outside for collection.
They did this and the parcel disappeared.
The consumer later found that an account
with the catalogue company had been set
up in her name and the couriers said they
had not been to collect the parcel. The
catalogue company has been informed.
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Re: Another scam

That one sounds genuinely clever too and I get the impression a lot of people will genuinely fall for that.
Thanks for the heads up. My partner is always ordering stuff from catalogues so I shall pass this one on.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: Another scam

That's a variation of an old one in the US. They find an empty property, then order goods with a stolen cc and get them delivered to that address, they wait for the courier and get it before they knock on the door, they have the right name so the courier gives them it.
But with that one they would have to know the phone number of that person.
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Re: Another scam

There's always something new to be aware of.  Thanks for letting us know gleneagles.