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mike Meehan

Possible Scam

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I just received a telephone call from a young lady from Cardiff who purported to be acting on behalf of a company called 'MotorPal',

she offered to send details through the post with a £10 voucher.

 

The only thing was she asked for a £1 contribution towards the cost of the postage and for this she wanted details of a credit or debit card at the end of the telephone conversation.

 

I declined this and the conversation was ended.

 

To be honest I cannot say whether this was a genuine call or a scam but I make a point of not giving such details in response to unsolicited telephone calls.

 

I haven't been able to find anything on the web and a 1471 check showed a number as 08455670460 but you can never be too careful with type of things.

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Anyone cold calling and asking for credit card details is dodgy in my book.

 

A quick 'compliments of the day' (or something more pithy!) then hang up!

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Interesting JAX, I've reported the details of my call to our local police just in case - that telephone number must have been issued by somebody to someone but probably that someone gave fictitious details, however the more information that is available the better the chance of making an identification.

 

It is not unknown for the scammers to rent an office for a shortish period of time, fix up a telephone etc, then make a flit with their ill gotten gains.

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Local Police won't do anything they haven't the time or the inclination.

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Local Police won't do anything they haven't the time or the inclination.

Trading standards might though?

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