Couple loses $4000 in delivery man scam

A SIMPLE home delivery has turned into an expensive nightmare for a Toowoomba family.

A woman received a phone call from a delivery company saying it had a delivery for her in half an hour.

The delivery man wearing a uniform arrived at the woman's house with a bunch of flowers and a bottle of wine.

She was asked to sign the invoice and pay a $3.50 charge.

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The woman and her husband offered cash but that was turned down by the delivery man because of "the risk of carrying cash".

Instead, the husband paid by card on the delivery man's portable EFTPOS machine. He had to provide the card's security number and was provided with a recepit.

A few days later ATM withdrawals of $4000 were made from the couple's account.

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The machine was a card copier," Chronicle letter writer Ray Harch said.

"It saved details to make a fraud card.

"Beware where you use your cards and how.

"Police in the area confirmed that crooks were working the scam."


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