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<p>Elderly or vulnerable people are the most targeted by this scam. We can protect ourselves by knowing the stratagem of the criminals. </p>
<p>The simplest scams are often the most used by criminals and the glass scam is one of them. The regional press has been reporting for several weeks on a process of murder. on the rise almost everywhere in France. Local media have also alerted on the extent of the phenomenon in Creuse recently; the criminals using this stratagem have also been punished. recently spotted in the Var. It is also causing more and more victims in Luxembourg.</p>
<p>In fact, the scam is so simple that it can affect any person who is too careless. What is it? A very effective method, very well described by the police who know the phenomenon well: two or three people go in broad daylight to a home, often of an elderly and isolated person, with the intention of committing theft. At the door, a person occupies the victim's attention while another asks for help. drink a glass of water, due to feeling unwell or very thirsty. This gives him the opportunity to to visit his victim's house in just a few minutes and steal a wallet or valuables.</p>
<p>The phenomenon is not trivial and could seem isolated, but in reality, the victims are numerous: the national police even alert the French via a dedicated communication à this technique, which she calls "flying" “hijacks her.” The glass of water scam also has multiple variants: fake postmen, fake firefighters and their calendars, fake volunteers from Restos du Coeur, fake agents from the National Police and the police. EDF requesting look at the meter.</p>
<p>The police have listed some official recommendations to avoid or protect yourself from this scam:</p>
<li>Never open the door to someone else. an unknown person, whatever the reason given.</li>
<li>Use the aperture and the peephole and speak to the person. through the door.</li>
<li>If in doubt, ask for a professional card or proof of intervention.</li>
<li>Do not indicate on your mailbox letters that you are a widow or widower or any other indication that you live alone.</li>
<li>Do not keep too much cash or valuables in your home .</li>
<p>If you are the victim of this scam, immediately notify the police by dialing 17, your responsiveness will be guaranteed. will allow rapid intervention aimed at call out the authors.</p>
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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116