Police warning after gift card fraud incidents

Police are warning about a gift card fraud which has been seen locally in the past couple of weeks.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 6:18 am
Police are warning about gift card scams

The policing team for Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings said: “Two incidents of gift card fraud have been seen in our area in the last couple of weeks, both facilitated via Facebook Messenger messages from close friends being hacked.

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“Both victims were promised large sums of money that they had won in exchange for the codes from gift cards.

“Only one in 20 scams are reported to police/Action Fraud so there could be many more victims out there.”

More information on scams can be found by visiting https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/.