Clever fraud in Waitrose car park Balham

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Genieh
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Clever fraud in Waitrose car park Balham

Postby Genieh » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:44 pm

Last Saturday after shopping in Waitrose Balham and paying using their card / pin facility, I returned to my car parked in the car park. I started my car and was about to leave when a seemingly charming man tapped on my window and asked me to come and see the damage that had been done to my bumper. Whilst I was looking at the bumper which had marks I suspect had been there already ( this is London ) an accomplice must have entered the passenger door and removed my purse from my bag. They then hit our bank account big time. This was a very clever scam as I am assuming they noted my PIN number at the cash out and followed me into the car park. As they took the purse and not my bag I did not discover the theft immediately which allowed them time to make their withdrawals before I notified the bank. I don’t want anyone else to experience the upset and inconvenience I have had this week so please be on your guard. I am also very surprised that neither the police or the manager of Waitrose have showed much real concern about obviously skilled and experienced thieves operating in the area
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Postby Annabel (admin) » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:58 am

Thank you so much for sharing we will be sure to include in our weekly email on Monday to let other shoppers know.

I am sorry that you were so upset and hope that you are getting sorted.

A x

 
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Postby ceri99 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:42 am

Not the first time for Waitrose. Google them for other instances. The way they position their PIN machines makes it easy for anyone to read your PIN. They should have pictures on their CCTV, as there are cameras on all the checkouts.
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Postby meghanFORqueen » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:12 am

fraud is not clever

it is very bad

thoughts and wishes with you

never use ur pin for more than one card

never carry large amounts of cash

always use different passwords

 
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Postby Vhopeful » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:21 pm

So sorry to hear this happened to you but I’m also so angry to hear this story.

It was about 6 weeks ago in Balham Waitrose that likely the same scumbags burst my tyre and tried to grab my bag while I was out of the car. I did get lucky and managed to grab my bag back. That said the thing that angers me is the police made out their hands are tied and there is nothing really they could do unless it was all caught on cameras. Obviously if these criminals are targeting a particular location the police should at least try to catch them not just make excuses!!
I’m so sick of paying taxes and feel like crime is on the rise but nothing is being done about it.
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