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Posted by nelson on August 11, 2017

Cafés, petrol stations and other businesses are on the alert in Faro and Olhão after various reports of con artists trying to pay with a €100 note.

The scam involves the foreigners (described as two couples) buying something small with the note, and then declaring that they have changed their mind and would like the money back.

In the resulting confusion, the tricksters manage to retain some of the money they have been given, and in at least one case - caught on CCTV in a petrol station on Wednesday - have stolen goods and filched notes from an open till.

A source for Faro’s district command has told tabloid Correio da Manhã that there have been at least five incidents reported to police in the last few days.



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