The Gard National Police issues a warning regarding thefts by deception

The Gard National Police issues a warning regarding thefts by deception
The Gard National Police issues a warning regarding thefts by deception

The Gard National Police are issuing a warning regarding thefts by deception mainly targeting the elderly. These thefts, carried out under false identity, often involve individuals posing as professionals in order to deceive their victims and steal money or valuable goods.

Recent news item:

Recently, a series of such incidents were reported in Alès, where individuals posing as police officers or plumbers abused the trust of elderly people to dispossess them of their property. These impostors divert the attention of their victims before robbing them, sometimes even taking their means of payment.

Prevention tips:

The Gard National Police provides valuable advice to protect against these malicious acts:

– Always lock your doors, even when you are at home.
– In the event of a visit from a so-called professional, even if they have an identity card, it is recommended to verify their authenticity by contacting the company or administration they claim to represent.
– Authentic police officers have an electronic professional card with specific distinctive signs.
– Exercise great vigilance towards any stranger requesting access to the home, whether it is a direct seller or a person requesting a trivial service.
– Never indicate if you are alone at home and never leave a stranger alone in a room.
– If in doubt about the quality of the person, postpone the meeting and request the presence of a loved one at the next meeting.
– Do not hesitate to call on a neighbor or relative if necessary.

If a situation appears suspicious, it is imperative to contact the police immediately by dialing 17

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