We have been contacted by a member of the CSNA Meath Branch alerting us to a scam which has been taking place this week in the town of Kells.
The store owner was approached at the till and asked for a packet of painkillers which was handed over to the customer. The item was paid for by a €100.00 note and on receiving their change the customer decided that the product was too expensive and requested to return the item and receive their money back.
When the money was handed back to the customer they return the change you have given them, minus €50. Our member was aware of this scam from previous attempts and counted the returned change before giving over the money and advised the customer that they had left him €50 short which was then promptly presented from the other hand.
They insist that they receive the €100 note back, which would then allow them to go on to the next unsuspecting business owner to carry out their scam.
On this occasion our member managed to follow them and noted they are being transported using a car with a registration of 00 WW 9158.
Please be vigilant as these scams are countrywide and the gangs are travelling, make all of your summer and part-time staff aware of this to ensure you don’t get caught up and on the losing side of their scam.Back to news