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'Clever' scam warning for Gloucester residents

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 26, 2013

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A CLEVER scam letter is doing the rounds in Gloucester.

Janet Ruck, of Fleming Close, in Longlevens, was not fooled though.

The envelope looks handwritten, as if it were sent from a friend. The advert inside is designed to look like it is a page torn out of a magazine – complete with a 'friend's' handwriting on a note at the top.

It is advertising the 'most powerful anti-wrinkle' treatment.

Mrs Ruck said: "I thought a friend had sent it to me. It's very clever and I'd hate the thought of someone being scammed by it."

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  • TimMessanger  |  January 26 2013, 9:06PM

    Has this woman reported it to the police?

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  • TimMessanger  |  January 26 2013, 9:03PM

    Read this - http://tinyurl.com/aujo897 still naff after all these years! This is a little about the history of this scam in the USA.... http://tinyurl.com/bj8572n

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  • Raccoon  |  January 26 2013, 3:21PM

    At least this scam isn't being complained about by Pat...

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  • tishwash  |  January 26 2013, 1:36PM

    what's the actual scam ?

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  • MistyBuff  |  January 26 2013, 7:57AM

    Scam or creative marketing? TiG you missed a trick here. You should have added one of your own anti wrinkle ads rather than one for carpet cleaning... *Oh the irony*

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