Council Modalities - Looking After Your Money
African fraud gang: Could you please send us £102,000? Council: Why, of course we can
AN African fraud gang has succeeded in conning a cash-strapped Scottish council out of £102,000.
Strathclyde Police is investigating the con after South Lanarkshire Council admitted an accounts worker had been taken in by the sting.
South Lanarkshire is not the first local authority in the UK to be targeted in this manner. Police say a number of councils have been taken in by a similar fraud and forces across the country are working together to try and trace the gang.
I think I know how to get my council tax rebate now -
Dear Sirs, Excuse me writiug out of the unknown, but I have ben given you name as a reliable and trustworthy Council Officer who can help me get £24 million pounds that my lat father left in a suitcase out of Wiltshire....