Residents are warned to be aware of a courier scam after a Warwickshire householder reported being a victim.
scam involves an advertised item on a local freecycle or equivalent
website. After the consumer agrees to have the item they are told it is
at a different location and will need to be delivered for a small fee
(typically around £35). Often other costs are also added such as
They then ask for the fees to be paid by a money order (for example Ukash, Western Union, Moneygram).
The goods don’t exist and the scammer walks away having cashed in the money order.