A reader has contacted us to warn us of a text message scam which she fell foul of last week. If you receive a text asking you to pay extra postage on a parcel awaiting delivery, it may well be a hoax.
The current sanitary crisis has encouraged community initiatives, neighbourly behaviour, kindness and support… but also scams!
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?
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.
I-CAD, the agency in charge of the National Identification File for domestic pets in France, is warning about a scam, aimed to defraud pet owners who have lost their pets.
Some people will find a way to cheat others no matter what the subject. This scam is directed at foreigners and involves the paid booking of appointments for Carte de Sejours.
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.
Business Owners Beware!