We have the following alerts to issue.
About 3 weeks ago, I was at the Shell station in London getting diesel. It was about 11:30 pm. I was approached by 2 men and 2 women in a car.
The man that was driving asked me 'What kind of perfume do you wear?'
I was a bit confused and I asked him 'Why?' He said 'We are selling some name brand perfumes, at cheap prices. I said I had no money.
He then reached out of the car and handed me paper that was laminated; it had many perfumes on it. I looked quickly at it and gave it back. I said, 'I have no money'. He said 'It is OK, we take cheque, cash or credit cards'. Then the people in the car began to laugh. I got in my car and said no thanks.
Today I received this e-mail and it sent chills up my spine. Please read this.
Here is the e-mail I was sent :
Be careful. I was approached yesterday afternoon around 3:30 pm in Tesco car park in Sheffield when two males asked what kind of perfume I was wearing. Then they asked if I'd like to sample some fabulous scent they were willing to sell me at a very reasonable rate.
I probably would have agreed had I not received an e-mail some weeks ago warning of a 'Want to smell this neat perfume?' scam.
THIS IS NOT PERFUME...IT IS ETHER!
When you sniff it, you'll pass out. They'll take your wallet, your valuables and heaven knows what else.
If it were not for this e-mail, I probably would have sniffed the 'perfume' but thanks to the generosity of an e-mailing friend, I was spared whatever might have happened to me. PLEASE PASS THIS TO ALL YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS AND BE ALERT AND BE AWARE. IF YOU ARE A MAN AND RECEIVE THIS, PASS IT ON TO YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS.
My colleague has been informed as below yesterday; I didn't smell the perfume , thanks to this email. I was over by the car park at lunch time when I was approached. So either day or night, it does not matter. There were 3 guys together when I was approached. I called the police when I got back to my home.
Like the email says above, LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THIS.
Also "BEWARE OF NEW CAR-JACKING SCAM - NOT A JOKE! This is from a Rotherham Police Officer. Imagine you walk across the car park, unlock your car and get inside. You lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into reverse.
You look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space and you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. You unlock your doors and jump out of your car to remove the paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view....
When you reach the back of your car, the car-jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off.
Your engine would be running (Ladies would have their handbag in the car) and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.
BE AWARE OF THIS SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED
Just drive away and remove the paper from your window later and be thankful you read this notice.
PLEASE inform all friends and family, especially women.
A handbag contains all identification and you certainly do not want someone knowing your Home address, as they already have your keys!!!"