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Delivery scam arrests

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Three people have been arrested following a series of delivery scams across the county.

A 32 year-old man and a 31 year-old woman, both from Peckham, were arrested in connection with nine fraud offences. A 32 year-old man from New Cross has also been detained. All three have since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

The fraud involved victims across the county receiving packages that were addressed to them but containing items that they had not ordered. A short while later a courier arrives to collect the packages, claiming they had been delivered to the wrong address. In most cases the packages contained either iPhones or laptops despatched by AO.

The arrests came after a resident from Stevenage received two packages from AO and a short while later received a call from a fraudster explaining there had been a mistake and that he would come by the victims address to collect the package. The victim had previously seen a message about the scam on Hertfordshire Constabulary's Online Watch System (OWL) and called the police prior to the suspect attended. Police attended the scene and arrested one man. A man and woman were arrested in Kent after a vehicle linked to the offences was stopped by police.

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