The pigeon droppings scam is getting a lot of attention right now. It is a method of theft committed above all with the elderly. To find out more, we invite you to read this article to the end.
The pigeon droppings scam
Scammers are ready to do anything to steal your money. their imagination obviously it has no limits. Lately, it is with pigeon droppings that they trap their victims. Furthermore, an 84-year-old woman was the victim of this new scam.
The story took place at the beginning of September. This 80-year-old was walking in the Drôme when she was scammed. Initially, she noticed something that looked like pigeon droppings on his shoulder.
In fact, it was a thief who sprayed her with this substance. He then pretends to be a good person by offering the old lady to help him. It is at this particular moment that he intervenes. Result: the eighty-year-old loses a necklace ofa value of 4,000 euros !
The latter only realized the scam several minutes later. This is by no means the first time this kind of thing has happened. In the Hérault, the Ain or even the Oise, many people have already been victims.
Most of them are all over 80 years. Consequently, the police services urge the inhabitants of each department to be vigilant.
Lidl’s fake email, another technique
The modus operandi of scammers evolves over time and they operate both on our streets and on the Web. Lidl’s fake email scam is one of them. It was the Numerama media that sounded the alarm November 15, 2021.
The scammers send an email to their victim pretending to be Lidl. In the message they say that the recipient has received “An exclusive offer” which would allow them to win prizes. Can bea high-end smartphone For instance.
They then invite the person to complete a questionnaire by clicking on a link provided in the email. Only this connection has nothing to do with the sign. This will allow them, in fact, to do soaccess personal data of the recipient. This scam obtains the victim’s name, address and phone number.
They will also be able to obtain the person’s banking information. So, in case you receive this type of email, we advise you to be very careful as it could be a scam. Could empty your bank account.
Celebrity Fan Scams
Incredible as it may seem, scammers pose as celebrities to achieve their goal. At the end of 2021, Le Progrès told the story of a woman who was cheated in this way.
This resident of Saône-et-Loire he thought at that moment that he was talking to the real Michel Sardou. To trap her, the counterfeiters used the singer’s personal information, including her identity documents. They also sent him selfies and photos of the artist’s place of residence.
Therefore, the victim believed that he had a love affair with the musician. She then sent him a sum of 5,000 euros without knowing it was a scam. It was only a short time later that she found out about it and filed a complaint against its scammers.
Three years earlier, another woman had also been a victim of the same scam. This time, the counterfeiters used Amir’s identity to achieve their ends. In addition to getting 6,000 euros from the singer’s fan, these individuals also owned photo of her naked.
Pictures they use blackmail the resident of the Eure. A young Alizée fan also experienced the same story. He believed he was in a romantic relationship with the singer when it came to a gross scam.
The scammers in particular have stolen more than 15,000 euros by bank transfer and purchases with prepaid cards. So, if a celebrity communicates with you on social media, always be careful as it could be a scam.
Even if the information it gives they seem consistentit is always better to be careful to avoid the worst.