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…
The following is not a new scam – it’s ongoing because it has proved so successful for criminals.
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?
If this happens to you, remain in your car with doors locked and DRIVE OFF WITHOUT REMOVING PAPER
P-O Life readers share their experiences of crime in Barcelona and share some tips on how to stay safe
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..
If you advertise your property to rent on the internet, always keep an eye out for scams from potential ‘rentees’ A typical one is as follows.
I thought I would take a few minutes to explain a very odd call ( well three of them actually) from someone purporting to be from SFR.
In this scam, the caller, a woman spoke French with a foreign accent, and said she was from the EDF.
Typically, somebody with very good English comes up to you at an aire (service station) to tell you that they have been robbed.