Police Warning – Scam – Rhybudd wrth yr Heddlu

Gift Card Scam being Targeted at Councillors. Warning from Detective Constable Gareth Jordan from the Cyber Crime Unit at Dyfed Powys Police HQ, Carmarthen

We have been having a number of calls stating councillors are emailing constituents asking for Gift Cards to be purchased.

This is a scam, be aware of the danger.

I have pasted one such email below, I have redacted the name and email of the recipient, but left the senders email address (suspect) but some are going out in texts as well…

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From: Cllr. J.E. Jones <executivecouncil37@gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 08:40 +0100
Subject: Re: Sorry to bother you

XXX, I am in a conference meeting right now as I would be working till late midnight but need you to get me some gift cards.Could you pick a
few iTunes gift cards for me, i tried purchasing online but no luck. When I’m done with the meeting I will reimburse you.

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