The 'Hendon' scam (package for M&S or Smiths)

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The 'Hendon' scam (package for M&S or Smiths)

Postby Mike George » Wednesday 2 September 2009, 05:57

This scam has been going on for a few months and is still catching people out.

You get a call from someone at Marks & Spencer or WH Smith, asking you to pick up an urgent package (a CD in an envelope) from Hendon. You are told to wait in a side road and ring them, and the package will be brought to you.

When you are on your way they ring again to ask you to pay for the item in cash, and they will pay you back when you deliver.

So you collect the item, pay the £170 cash ( :shock: :roll: ) and take the envelope to the M&S store, and of course they don't know anything about it and you have lost your cash. The envelope contains a blank CD.

The scam is being investigated by PC Jacqui Jack at the Met but don't expect any real-time help. When I emailed the contact I was given to confirm the details I got this reply:
Hi Yes I am it would be best to email [Jacqui.Jack at Met.Police.Uk]rather than phone as I work shifts etc. However if phone is the only option it is best to ring 0300 123 1212, they will take intial report and I will then recontact. I will need the package delivered to be kept by.

Jacqui Jack PC 759SX
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Grahame Park Way
London
NW9 5TW


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Postby Anonymous » Friday 18 September 2009, 12:35

Thanks for highlighting this and unfortunately in times of hardship some people like to see it as an opportunity to scam others. This crowd called me twice.

The second time I was available to do it. I will mention what the alarm bells for me were so others can be on the alert for similar scams. Its worth noting that in the begining he came across as very professional.

I had no GIT and he was not bothered.

He was stressing the point that he was the transport manager.

There would be a pallet collection from St Albans but first I would have to go to Hendon and collect a piece of IT he gave me an address but said I must call when Im on the way and they will come out to meet (Ding Dong)

Before we were all set to go I asked for his contact number and said he would call me back because he was on a switchboard.

One last phone call to me and he said I would need to pay nearly £200 cash at Hendon which would be rembursed when I got to M&S headquarters in Baker Street. (Major Alarm Bells)

Ok so Im to give a guy in the street £200 eh no. Do a major company like M&S need delivery drivers to pay cash from thier pockect ? I dont think so !

I can see however how people could fall for this, but you have been warned !
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Postby sunday transport » Friday 18 September 2009, 13:25

I got a call on this one yesterday (thursday).

As soon as he said M&S Hendon the alarm bells rang.
I told the bloke I was already on a job & couldn't do it, so he asked if I could give me the names of other couriers that I sub to.
I asked for his number to call him back ( i was going to give him the number of the police fraud unit) but he said he would call me later - surprise surprise, he didn't call back.

Well done for posting this scam on here.
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Hendon conman

Postby Anonymous » Friday 2 October 2009, 09:15

Just to update anyone who is interested the Marks and Spencer conman was arrested last night 01/10/09. He is in the police cells awaiting interview and charging. His picture on cctv was very clear apparently.[/b]
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Postby Mike George » Friday 2 October 2009, 10:44

That's good news, thanks for letting us know Debbie. Who's cctv was he on?

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courier conman

Postby Anonymous » Friday 2 October 2009, 13:33

He was on the cctv of Nat west bank with me giving over money, how stupid am i but at least he is now in the cells where he belongs.
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Re: courier conman

Postby Northampton Motorcycle Co » Friday 2 October 2009, 13:50

Debbie Marriss wrote:He was on the cctv of Nat west bank with me giving over money, how stupid am i but at least he is now in the cells where he belongs.


Your a star Debbie, Good work :flower:

Hope he gets what he deserves and not two weeks in Butlins :roll: .
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courier conman

Postby Anonymous » Friday 2 October 2009, 15:50

Its down to the met police and a policeman who thought he knew him, thankgod he was right. He has done 50 couriers last year and when i first contacted the met i was number 17 this year. Dread to think how long he had been doing this. I will be going to court so will post what he gets.
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Postby Express_Europe » Friday 2 October 2009, 16:59

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Postby Bill Jamieson » Friday 2 October 2009, 17:23

I hope the judge slaps his wrist so hard he can't draw dole for at least a month! lol


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Postby MK BIKER » Friday 2 October 2009, 18:13

well done debs!
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Postby Mike George » Monday 5 October 2009, 15:07

If you have been caught by this scam and you haven't reported it to the Met yet, they want to hear from you:
Jacqui Jack wrote:Yes please. There are three ways of doing it.

Either by their local station, by phone to switchboard 0300 123 1212, they will create report and send it through to me (can they specifically say PC Jacqui Jack dealing) or by email to me [Jacqui.Jack@met.police.uk].

If they still have the packages I need them to be kept as I do require them.

I promise to respond to each victim as quickly as possible.

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Postby Bob Johnson » Monday 5 October 2009, 19:36

PC Jaqui Jack :lol:
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Postby Mike George » Tuesday 6 October 2009, 06:26

Bob Johnson wrote:PC Jaqui Jack :lol:

:?: :?

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Postby Bob Johnson » Tuesday 6 October 2009, 08:51

Mike George wrote:
Bob Johnson wrote:PC Jacqui Jack :lol:

:?: :?


How can noone else have had a slight snigger at that name :roll:
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Postby Express_Europe » Tuesday 6 October 2009, 14:29

Respect for a Police Officer ?

Just look at what shes achieved :wink:
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hendon conman

Postby Anonymous » Tuesday 6 October 2009, 20:09

I have had a call from the police this evening. Please if you have had even a telephone call from this conman asking you if your available to do a job for him regarding marks and spencer could you please report it. They are trying to gather even more on him. It is still a crime if he has rung to ask about your availablity. please contact PC jacqui Jacks on the email or phone numbers above.
She does have a good name it gave me a smile but she also is a real star in this case.
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Postby Mike George » Friday 16 October 2009, 10:45

bump

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courier scam

Postby Anonymous » Friday 16 October 2009, 18:11

BUMP ??????
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Re: courier scam

Postby Bob Johnson » Friday 16 October 2009, 18:37

Debbie Marriss wrote:BUMP ??????


To get this post back to the top Debbie :wink:
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Re: The 'Hendon' scam (package for M&S or Smiths)

Postby Mike George » Tuesday 2 August 2011, 13:16

Apparently this scam is running again -- a Shed 5 member avoided it but a London courier got stung on a Harrow to Barnsley job.

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The 'Hendon' scam (package for M&S or Smiths)

Postby MK BIKER » Tuesday 2 August 2011, 13:37

Surely this is not the same person again?
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