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Police warn of cash scam in Cornwall

By CG_Oscar  |  Posted: February 20, 2014

Camborne and Wadebridge are two towns where the conmen have struck

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Police are warning shopkeepers in Cornwall to be aware of a fraud known as “ringing the changes.’’

Two men of Asian appearance are being sought after defrauding store owners in a number of towns in the county including Camborne and Wadebridge.

The scam involves asking shop staff to change currency and then confusing them into handing back a larger sum of cash.

Police say the latest offence was at a shop in Wadebridge last night, when the two men bought an item of low value and then asked for a number of £20 notes to be exchanged.

Police are appealing for information and can be contacted on 101, quoting crime reference AC/14/591.

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  • martian1956  |  February 21 2014, 7:58PM

    This took a while to reach Cornwall stores? Its a well known scam in London pubs and shops. Most staff trained to avoid it and certainly never to give money back without till check. Tell customer to go to bank to change currency! Always unless known.

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