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An old scam reappears

An old scam reappears - A neighbour had a visit last night at about 7.30pm, from a man who said he has been locked out of his house and did not have enough money to pay the locksmith. He wanted €16 and was quite credible but fortunately the neighbour knew the owner of the apartment of the address he gave and on questioning the scammer decided to quickly leave obviously knowing that he was found out. We live in a gated community and he still managed to get in, so please be aware that this is only one of the many scams doing there rounds at the moment, eg. Computer repair phone calls, cold calling electric and gas service engineers.

Latest crime techniques

It would appear that, within the province of Alicante, thieves are making use of specialist locksmith tools to gain entry to properties. These tools can now be easliy purchased over the internet without control! Whilst this is a difficult problem to combat, awareness can help and it is suggested in the article that homeowners make use of 'double locks' and other security measures which go towards making life a little more difficult for thieves.

Useful Forms

We have compiled a collection of useful documents that you can download to your computer and print out.



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