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Warning - Distraction Fraud

This is a true incident which happened in March 2022 to a u3a member.

She had completed her shopping in Tesco's in Maldon, and had loaded her shopping into the boot of her car. There was a tap on her window and the man told her that there was a scratch on her car from a supermarket trolley.

She got out to inspect it, and there was indeed a scratch on her car.

When she got back in to her vehicle, her handbag had gone. Another bag with all her keys in was also taken. All of her credit cards and everything else you usually have in your handbag were gone.

Unfortunately, this distraction technique is common.