Police issue scam warning as Derbyshire victim conned out of £480



Police in Derbyshire have warned residents to be vigilant against a social media voucher scam, after one victim was defrauded out of £480.
Criminals contact their victims through social media channels such as Facebook, by cloning the account of a person’s existing friend, then messaging the victim with a way to earn big cash prizes.
They persuade victims to purchase gift cards or vouchers in large amounts, take photos of the barcodes and share the images with them. The fraudsters do not need the physical card to redeem the credit, and often return to the same victim multiple times.
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15 March 2019 in Regional East, Views: 18
Source: Belper News
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