National police forces are alerting the public to the fact that emails carrying the logos of the gendarmerie, the ministère de l’Intérieur and the République française are requesting urgent replies with personal data
This time, hackers are posing as airports, publishing posts online, selling off lost and unclaimed luggage for tiny prices. In this day and age of heightened security, we’re sure none of our readers would ever fall for this, but just in case, here are the details.
The latest scam doing the rounds sees fraudsters pose as drivers in distress, asking for help after having broken down. In most cases, the scam is even further disguised by the con artist being accompanied by a woman and children, the perfect family!
Recent attempted thefts/thefts at Carcassonne train station.
As we locked the car, a couple pushed past us.
Warning from French Police “Driving home down a country road one evening I saw a child in a car seat on the roadside, covered with a blanket. I can not explain why, but I did…
Back in the UK, we all know, or have used, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for situations in which we feel our rights have been impinged. But here in France, if you want to make a complaint, do you know how to go about it?
P-O Life readers share their experiences of crime in Barcelona and share some tips on how to stay safe
If this happens to you, remain in your car with doors locked and DRIVE OFF WITHOUT REMOVING PAPER
We are very lucky here in the P-O to be able to pop over into Spain at the drop of a hat. However, it’s never a bad idea to re-read some of the letters and comments sent in from our readers and take a few precautions before heading south..