Skegness people being warned of 'cash for goods' scam operating across the county

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By MarieW | Monday, February 25, 2013, 10:04

PEOPLE in Skegness are being urged to be aware of a 'cash for goods scam' currently being run across Lincolnshire.

Several methods are being used but the basic scam is where an offender offers a member of the public either a watch or gold ring and asks if they will give them cash in order to allow them to buy petrol to get to either an airport or hospital. The goods being offered are fakes with no value.

Gill Finn, Community Safety Officer based at Police Headquarters said: "Despite us giving alerts on this current scam, we are still receiving numerous reports that these individuals are still targeting members of the public all across Lincolnshire.

"We really need details of registration numbers of the vehicles being used and descriptions of the offenders so we can trace them and stop this scam in its tracks."

Recent locations vary from supermarket car parks and shopping arcades to petrol stations and parking areas on major roads.

* Anyone who has been a victim of this scam or who has any information on the offenders can call 101 or anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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