Cruel new phone scam doing the rounds in Monaco

The government has issued a warning about a particularly nasty scam targeting Monaco residents that involves people claiming to be police officers or lawyers reporting a serious car accident.

In a statement released on Wednesday 4th October, the government says it has been made aware of the fact that many residents are being targeted by the phone call scam.

The person making the call, from a foreign number, presents themselves as a police officer or lawyer and tries to convince their victim that a member of their family has been involved in a serious traffic accident.

They ask for a large sum of money or valuable items to be handed over in order to put an end to the supposed legal proceedings.

Authorities warn the public that this is a fraudulent phone call and to not handover any cash or valuable items.

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