Restaurant ticket and gift voucher scam: several merchants victims of fraud

Fake restaurant vouchers and gift vouchers were cashed in Haute-Savoie. These would be sold illegally on social networks.

The return of a well-known scam. The Annecy police station alerts Monday, October 24, 2022 to the resurgence of fraud with fake restaurant tickets and fake gift vouchers in Haute Savoie. Information reported by our colleagues from France Bleu Pays de Savoie.

Vigilance

For several days, complaints from large retailers and traders in the Annecy region have been increasing. It is a scam of sometimes several hundred euros. The technique ? Use fake restaurant vouchers or gift vouchers. It is mainly high-tech products that are purchased. Small businesses in the region are also targeted.

“These are in particular apocryphal documents with the header of -TirGroupé- (Sodexo group) or restaurant tickets (Edenred group) (…) these false titles are marketed on social networks for a price much lower than their face value. “, explains the local police. And to warn: “Businesses likely to receive these securities must exercise extreme vigilance when they collect these means of payment: these supports always include the details of their issuer on the back.”

In January, a man was sentenced for having used fake restaurant tickets for 5 months in Caen. Earlier, in 2021, fake titles were spotted

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