New on-street scam emerges in County Derry

Thu, 13/06/2019 - 14:01 -- Editor

A new on-street scam has happened several times this week in Magherafelt and County Derry.

The scammers wave down a driver, pretending they thought the driver was a friend of theirs, then do a hard sell of set of knives (pictured) with what police call a 'big circle of dodgy claims, sleight of hand, distraction techniques and high pressure sales'.

Other goods sold in the scam include pillows/duvets/wooden flooring/generators/tools.

Police advice: 'Drive off, don’t get into a conversation, call us."