Alert – Business Courier Fraud

Alert – Business Courier Fraud

BUSINESS COURIER FRAUD


Lincolnshire Police have recently seen an increase in Business Courier Fraud targeting Small and Medium Enterprises in Lincolnshire.


 


HOW DOES THIS WORK



HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF



RECENT EXAMPLE


A local business was contacted by a person purporting to be a party planner based elsewhere in the country.  The person made multiple orders valued from £450 - £1000 a time.  Payments were made on “company” credit cards, when a payment was declined the person offered another credit card number claiming that their accounts must be slow to pay. Collection was arranged by the person and couriers collected the goods. Over 4-6 days over 30 orders were collected to a value of almost £30000.  On review between 40-50 different credit cards were used to pay for the goods.  The victim company only became aware when they were contacted by their card payment provider about the charge backs.


Angela Lambert     Crime Reduction Tactical Advisor/Fraud Prevention

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