Another Doorstep Scam

Richmond Council’s Trading Standards Team is currently warning residents to be on their guard against a delivery scam.

A person rings the doorbell and tells the person they have a package for them but the sender did not pay the full delivery charge. The rogue trader then asks if the recipient ‘wouldn’t mind’ paying a £1 shortfall. The delivery person then claims it is ‘not company policy’ to allow delivery people to take cash and ‘would you mind inserting your card into this card reader and enter your pin?’ The victim’s bank account is then emptied.

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