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Another New Scam

agedgopher
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Another New Scam

A brand new top-of-the-range phone is delivered to your door. The package has your name on it but you don't remember ordering it.

There is another knock at the door and a courier asks for the phone back explaining: "We delivered it by mistake."

Would you hand it over? If you do, it could prove to be an expensive mistake.

It is a scam and yet another way that sophisticated thieves try to rip us off.

"Delivery scams are just one of the increasingly sophisticated methods fraudsters are using to leave victims out of pocket," warned Adam French, Which? consumer rights expert.

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Re: Another New Scam

@agedgopher - You, (well others, as you've already read it) can read the store here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49450485

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Re: Another New Scam

I read that a while ago but I still don't really get it.

It something was delivered to me with my name and address on it I would never hand it over to anyone. Even if the police were knocking on the door and asking they would need more than just a please.