Police warn of latest driving scam

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Lincolnshire police and Action Fraud are warning the public to be wary of a fraud which is currently being reported targeting on drivers

Whilst driving, the victim is flagged down by a man (or men) next to a broken down vehicle.

The man states that he needs money to get petrol.

As payment, the man offers the victim one to three ‘gold’ rings and may also provide a business card suggesting links to Berlin, Germany or Glasgow, Scotland.

The amount of cash taken is between £20 and £300.

However, the rings are worthless and definitely not precious.

Offences are occurring on ‘A’ roads and slip roads at major junctions, mostly in the South of England.

One victim reports seeing the same offender(s) back at the same spot (the A41 bypass near Tring, on this occasion) two days later at approximately 12:50pm.

All suspects are described as male and with dark hair.

The description of the ‘broken down’ vehicle varies.

Offenders seem to target men over the age of 55.

Police advise not to accept jewellery as payment.

Call Action Fraud ON 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk/ for more information.