Police issue scam warning after takeaway businesses in Chesterfield duped out of payment

Police in Chesterfield have issued a scam warning to takeaway businesses in the area following reports of customers taking delivered goods without paying for them.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 10:55 am

Derbyshire Constabulary said there had been several recent incidents where takeaways in the town had delivered food to an address and not received payment.

On each occasion reported to police, it is said that the delivery driver has been greeted by a person outside who has taken possession of food and walked away stating they were going to fetch some money.

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Police have issued a scam warning to takeaways in Chesterfield

However, the person has not returned to pay for the food.

Officers are now warning businesses in the area to be vigilant and to protect themselves by taking payment before handing over goods.

They said: “Please be aware of this and try to ensure you accept payment either in advance of delivery and carry out exchange of goods in the doorway of the specified address and not on the roadside outside.”

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