Police warn shop keepers to be alert for money changing scam

first_img Facebook Previous articleQuigley makes it seven wins in seven fightsNext articleRallying: Eugene Donnelly gives his views on Tarmac Championship changes admin Pinterest Facebook Twitter Police in Derry are again advising business people to be on their guard against a confusion scam operated by people seeking to change quantities of money.Chief Inspector Andy Lemon has said, several incidents have been reported to police in the Derry and the north coast area during the past week.Inspector Lemon says in the instances reported to them, staff of business premises, including supermarkets, have been asked to change amounts of money into notes of different denominations.The fraudsters then get the staff confused, and use sleight of hand to seize money belonging to the business during the transaction.He says police are advising all businesspeople to be on the alert. Carefully count any money that is offered, and if the ‘customer’ claims to have changed his mind and asks for the original notes back, carefully count all money before agreeing.Inspector Lemon also suggested that shopkeepers consider not offering money-changing services to people they do not know, and leave that to the banks.It’s believed that some of the people involved are eastern European, and are using a southern registered silver Volkswagen Passat and/or a Grey Ford Mondeo.The PSNI is urging anyone with information to come forward. Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsAppcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Police warn shop keepers to be alert for money changing scam Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – July 12, 2015 last_img read more