In this scam, the caller, a woman spoke French with a foreign accent, and said she was from the EDF.
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.
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.
Phone scam. A phone message from the Fraud department of Credit Agricole informed us that an sms message would shortly be received on our phone itemizing each article to be purchased.
As if life isn’t tricky enough at the moment, a new scam seems to be doing the rounds of the P-O at the moment and has been dubbed by police as ‘double-dipping’ (la doublette).
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.
Watch out for another scam involving spam calls.
The current sanitary crisis has encouraged community initiatives, neighbourly behaviour, kindness and support… but also scams!
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.
Local gendarmes are taking to social media to call for vigilance across the region. Over the past ten days or so, numerous cases have been reported of individuals posing as calendar sellers to gain entry to homes and then stealing valuables.