In this scam, the caller, a woman spoke French with a foreign accent, and said she was from the EDF.
The SAMU is the French hospital based emergency medical service, providing round-the-clock phone support, and swift and appropriate emergency call out. Dial 15 at any time if an emergency.
Typically, somebody with very good English comes up to you at an aire (service station) to tell you that they have been robbed.
L’Ascension is the 40th day after Easter, ten days before Pentecost Sunday and marks the day that Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven following his crucifixion and resurrection.
If you have ever applied for official French documentation online, then you will know that in almost all instances, you are required to provide proof of address with a recent utility bill or another of the accepted documents. Well, now you have another possibility: the Justif’Adresse system.
Great news, travel junkies! The powers that be have given the go-ahead for cross-border transport, and at just 1€ per journey you can border hop as often as you like this summer.
The risks of working on the black and employing unregistered workers in France, including casual workers like cleaners, babysitters,….
If you are resident in France, the chances are you are part of the excellent French health care system, accessed via the trusty carte vitale. But what if you’re travelling abroad this summer? Or any other time, for that matter!
Summer is a great time to be in the P-O but it does also seem to bring out ill-intentioned people trying to ‘arnaquer’ (take advantage of) others.
Nothing new, but continuing to do the rounds, look out for scam emails inviting carte Vitale holders to connect to www.ameli.fr, the health insurance and reimbursement site. These fraudulent emails claim to be from the assurance maladie,…