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.
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.
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!
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.