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Quick change scam

Alert message sent 08/03/2018 10:17:00

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Quick Change Scam

We have had 2 reports of recent quick change up scams, one at a garage shop in Bracknell and one in Shepherds Hill, Woodley. 

How the scam works:

Two customers buy a bottle of water or similar small cost item and then pay with a large note, they start asking for change at lighting-fast speed confusing the cashier and come away with a lot more money than the item cost.


Currently 2 white men, one in his 20’s and one in his 30’s have been reported doing this and seem to be targeting the younger cashier.

What can you do ?                                                                                                                            Tips offered by other shop workers include not getting flustered and taking your time when dealing with change.

Any staff that are suspicious of a transaction could ask for another member of staff to be present while the transaction is carried out.  Ring the police on 999 if this is happening

Thank you | Message ends | Christine                           
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