On a recent trip to France arriving via Barcelona airport we had some of our bags stolen in the hire car compound of the airport.
This is a variation on a scam that has been around for a while. You receive a phone call telling you that you have been selected as the winner of a ‘cadeau’, and you need to phone a number and give a code to claim it.
Sadly, new tricks are thought up every day by unscrupulous scammers hoping to con us out of our euros, so it pays to be alert.
Navigating the murky waters of digital TV and online streaming can at times make the Bermuda Triangle seem simple!
“I have read other people’s unfortunate car journeys in Spain, when they have been held up by drivers in another car. This has made me wary when I drive to Girona airport
Just wanted to let you know that a similar scam arrived on my laptop from “proscan28online” pretending to be Microsoft technical support and freezing the computer.
It could be a #pingcall, in which you are connected to an international hotline which charges just for connecting, along with high per-minute fees for as long as they can keep you talking. Caller ID will look as if the call is coming from 01, 02, 04 etc instead of the expensive 0 899. These charges will show up on your bill as premium services. (surtaxée.)
Watch out for another scam involving spam calls. In this latest case, the caller, a woman spoke French with a foreign accent, and said she was from the EDF and that the person called had…
At this time of year when tax returns are being submitted, do watch out for an email scam going round purporting to be from the French tax office.
Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping.
Simply going out to Intermarché has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don’t be naive enough to think it couldn’t happen to you or your friends.