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Car Key Swap Scam


Dear Resident,

We had an incident reported to us by a resident in Thrapston this week..

CAR KEY SWAP SCAM

A Person comes to view your advertised car for sale.Little do you know the person has brought along another identical looking key with them.

The viewing and maybe a test drive takes place.Towards the end of viewing the identical looking bogus key is swapped with your real car key.

Potentially to come back & steal the vehicle that evening using your key.

TAKE CARE WHEN ATTEMPTING TO PRIVATLEY SELL YOUR VEHICLE.

Further security tips and crime prevention advice can be found on the Northamptonshire Police website and on the Neighbourhood Watch website. 

 

PCSO TIM BUTTER

Thrapston Ward Neighbourhood Policing Team 


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