Hotelier conned out of £1000Police issue scam warning
is a headline in the e-edition of the Berwickshire News on a VDU near you.
The story continues:Wanna Buy a couple of VansA LOCAL hotelier has been conned out of £1000 after he handed over the cash to a man claiming to be a customer - only for the money never to be returned.
The hotel - which is believed to be in Berwickshire - received a phone call from the supposed customer who said he needed the money to buy two vans.
The money was sent by taxi to the Strathclyde area but the man, who had knowledge of the local area, has not been in contact since with no sign of the £1000.
Police are warning that similar scams where a 'cold caller' persuades someone to hand over money has happened before and they have warned the public not to give out bank details or hand out money to people they do not know.
What bad luck. Had the money not been sent by taxi but on the 32 Bus it would not have gone astray I am sure.
I am actually in need of some readies at the moment to support two houses. Anyone would like to send me a grand (Eurostar will do nicely) I should be very grateful and look after the cash carefully, Trust me.
Labels: Border Scams, Cash by taxi