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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Beware Of Free Gifts - VERY SOPHISTICATED WAY OF CHEATING (in Singapore)

Hi everyone,

I want to let you all know that Frank and I have been the victims of credit
card fraud this week and felt I should warn you all about the clever  scam.

It works like this:

Last Wednesday I had a phone call late morning from Express Couriers to ask
if I was going to be home as he had a delivery for me.  He said he  would
there in roughly an hour.  He turned up with a beautiful basket of flowers
and wine. I expressed my surprise as I wasn't expecting  anything like this
and said I was intrigued to know who was sending me such a lovely gift.  He
said he was only delivering the gift and the card  was being sent
separately (the card has never arrived).There was a consignment note with
the gift.

He went on to explain that because the gift contained alcohol he has to
charge the recipient $3.50 as proof that he has actually delivered to an
adult, and not left it on a door step if the recipient is out, to be stolen
or taken by children.  This seemed logical and I offered to get the  cash.

He then said that the company required the payment to be by EFTPOS so he's
not handling cash and everything is properly accounted for.!!
Frank was there and got his credit card and 'John' swiped the card on
this small mobile machine that also had a small screen upon which Frank
entered in his pin number.  A receipt was printed out and given to us.

Between last Thursday and Monday $4,000 was withdrawn from our credit
account at ATM machines in the north shore area.  It appears a dummy
credit card was made using the details in the machine and of course, they
had Frank's pin number. The Bank has stopped our cards and I've been  to
the Police this morning, where they confirmed that it is a definite scam
and many households were hit during the first 3 days of October.

So PLEASE be wary of accepting a gift you're not expecting especially if
the card is not with it.  We've all received gifts like this and would
never dream that it could be such a despicable act. Please also let other
female friends and relatives know.  Hopefully, these fraudsters have
ceased this activity by now but you never know.

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.



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