Car insurance affecting scam warning

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

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Drivers in Nottinghamshire have been warned about a scam which could have an impact on their car insurance policy.

There have been two incidents reported in the last month where drivers have been stopped and asked for directions only to find valuables have been taken from their vehicles.

In one incident, a woman was approached in a Tesco car park by a man seeking directions and while she was telling him where to go, his accomplice stole her handbag.

The second case involved the same car park and circumstances, only this time the victim had her bank card taken from her purse.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said it is important that car insurance holders remain aware of all potential threats.

"We ask people to remain vigilant at all times and to be cautious if approached by someone with a map. Keep an eye on personal belongings and make sure other doors are locked within the vehicle," the representative added.

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