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.
“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
Do watch out for an email scam going round purporting to be from the French tax office.
Thieves are targeting shoppers outside supermarkets throughout France, approaching as you unload your shopping into your boot, and waving a large road map in your face, pretending to ask directions.
Be extra vigilant especially when entering & exiting larger retail stores in the region.
Not new, but just a reminder that your bank will NEVER ask you to click on a link in this way. It will only ever ask you to visit the site, using your own login and passport.
Watch out for another scam involving spam calls.
In a scam doing the rounds in France, many people are receiving an authentic looking email asking them if they are having difficulty connecting to their Facebook Account.
Look out for scam emails about the Vitale V3 card with the Service-public.fr or Ameli logo inviting you to download a form to obtain the new card within 24 hours.
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.