Police Alert - Parcel Scam

A scam has come to notice whereby parcels are being delivered to residences with the labels showing a correct address, but an unknown name. The person receiving the parcel has been asked to sign for it by the delivery company.
Soon after the delivery someone visits the address saying they believe a parcel intended for them has been delivered there by mistake. They take the parcel and are not seen again.

A few days later the occupants of the address start to receive paperwork, often including demands for payment for the contents of the parcel.

In one incident three parcels were delivered to an address in Milton Keynes and shortly after black man knocked on the door asking for the parcels.

In other parts of the country the offenders are described as a woman of mixed race, in her twenties, of large build, around 5ft 5ins with significant red hair. Another offender is described as a black man in his mid-thirties, bald, of stout build and wearing a beige jacket.

PC Clifford-Smith at Bletchley Police Station gives the following information “Even if you are expecting a delivery, make sure the label is correctly addressed to you or a member of your household.

“If you are not expecting a parcel, carefully inspect the label and if there are any discrepancies in the details, you must seriously consider declining the delivery.”

PC Clifford-Smith added that people should be aware of the scam and if they had any concerns, to call the police on the 101 number.

Information can also be given to the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111