Be wary of those who come bearing gifts.

come bearing gifts. You may like to circulate this to your
friends. Just happen last week in

Hi everyone,

I want to let you all know that Frank and I have been the
victims of credit card fraud this week and felt I should
warn you all about the clever scam. It works like this:

Last Wednesday I had a phone call late morning from Express
Couriers to ask if I was going to be home as he had a
delivery for me. He said he would there in
roughly an hour. He turned up with a beautiful basket of
flowers and wine. I expressed my surprise as I wasn't
expecting anything like this and said I was intrigued to
know who was sending me such a lovely gift. He said he was
only delivering the gift and the card was being sent
separately (the card has never arrived).There was a
consignment note with the gift.

He went on to explain that because the gift contained
alcohol he has to charge the recipient $3.50 as proof that
he has actually delivered to an adult, and not left it on
a door step if the recipient is out, to be stolen or taken
by children. This seemed logical and I offered to get the
He then said that the company required the payment to be by
EFTPOS so he's not handling cash and everything is
properly accounted for.

Frank was there and got his credit card and 'John'
swiped the card on this small mobile machine that also had a
small screen upon which Frank entered in
his pin number. A receipt was printed out and given
to us.

Between last Thursday and Monday $4,000 was withdrawn from

our credit account at ATM machines in the north shore area.
It appears a dummy credit card was made using the details in
the machine and of ! course, they had Frank's pin
number. The Bank has stopped our cards and I've been to
the Police this morning, where they confirmed that it is a
definite scam and many households were hit during the first
3 days of October.

So PLEASE be wary of accepting a gift you're not
expecting especially if the card is not with it. We've
all received gifts like this and would never dream that it
could be such a despicable act.

Please also let other female
friends and relatives know. Hopefully, these fraudsters have
ceased this activity by now but you never know.