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Beware of roadside fraud

4th October 2010

Police are warning motorists to be wary after a pair of fraudsters conned a victim out of money at the roadside.

The victim stopped to help a woman who appeared to be in distress standing next to her car at the side of the road. She was joined by a man, who asked the victim for money, claiming that none of their bank cards were working. The couple left some items of jewellery with the victim as a deposit for the cash, promising to return the money the following week. Police have since established that the jewellery is fake and that a possible fraud is being carried out by the perpetrators.

Beware of frauds at the roadside

This particular fraud happened of the M80 in Scotland. As fraudsters move and change the geographical areas they operate in, all UK residents should also be vigilant about this type of fraud. Any UK resident who has lost money to a fraud like this should report it to Action Fraud.

Read more about the roadside fraud on Central Scotland Police's website.

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To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.