Catalogue Scam

Alert message sent 25/11/2018 17:22:00

Information sent on behalf of Lincolnshire Police

A day doesn't go by without us hearing about another scam victim or scam,
but whose heard about Catalogue scam?
Catalogues arrive in the post selling low-value and unwanted products, vitamins and ‘miracle cures’ at so-called ‘bargain’ prices. Products either never arrive, or are of little or no value. Sometimes you are entered into a fictitious prize draw as an incentive to continue ordering. Responding to one offer can lead to a flood of catalogues. The scammer will often say you have won a prize but you need to purchase goods from the catalogue to receive it.

Everyone will know someone who buys from these catalogues, spread the word  and make them #scamaware.

Victims bedroom,  picture courtesy of National Trading Standards
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Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

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