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New scam alert!

Food Parcel Scam

We have just been alerted of a food parcel scam in North East Lincolnshire.


The victim who attends a food larder in North East Lincolnshire regularly received a friend request via Facebook.  It appeared that they had a mutual Facebook friend.  They were asked to click a link to receive the free food parcel and to  complete their details.  Regrettably the individual did so and has had all monies cleared from their bank account.

The police and Facebook have been informed.  Facebook have closed down the account the request was received from, however, it is reasonable to assume that this same scam can be replicated easily.

Please tell your friends, neighbours and relatives who may use this service to take extra care, be aware of this scam and not to respond to unsolicited online contact or to ever share personal details.

Please circulate widely.    Thank you.