Police warn of con artists following incidents across Lincolnshire

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Police in Lincolnshire are warning residents across the county to beware of con artists after a spate of cash for goods scams.

The con artists are using several methods but the basic scam is that the offender offers a member of the public either a watch or gold ring and asks if the person 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 fake with no value.

Gill Finn, community safety officer, 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 have varied from supermarket car parks, shopping arcades, petrol stations and parking areas on the major network roads.

If you have been a victim of this scam, ring in the details on 101 so the police can map the locations being used for these offenders.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.